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    Best freshwater lakes, and waterways in Florida

    Hey guys, looking to explore some freshwater lakes or rivers around Florida. What are your favorite spots? Divided by North and South?

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    Winter haven chain, the lakes are up and quite a few little bar and grill/restaurants.

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    What! No mention of world's best donuts?....The Donut Man in Winter Haven.. No Equal! If you go to Winter Haven check ' em out. Original 50's decor, very humble, donuts will literally melt in your mouth. BEST I've ever had! Do Not Miss!

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    And Andy’s igloo best milk shakes around.

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    St JohnsRiver, Sanford to Jax....Lots to explore and lots of food and drink.
    enuf sed!

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    Harris chain around Leesburg and Eustis is a lot of fun too.

    We just bought a bungalow in Astor on a canal so the Talon will be spending a lot of time on the St. Johnís. Once we get the boathouse rebuilt it will be sweet not having to deal with the over crowded ramps. Until then we launch it Friday night / Saturday morning and pull it out Sunday evening before we go back home. The local homeowners association has a private ramp which makes it nice and easy.

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    St. Johns south of Sanford is a ton of fun too. Caloosahatchee (sp) east of the locks by Alva. If you are into exploring you can put in to the St. Lucie at Stuart and cross the state to Fort Myers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FUJIMO View Post
    ...Any speed limits of any kind on the Harris chain?
    no wake on dead river between lake Eustis and lake Harris and on the canal between lake Eustis and lake Dora but otherwise it’s wide open.
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    Dammit now i wanna donut and a shake..then a nap for sure

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    We put in at the Saint Lucie lock run out to the lake and over to Roland Martians about a 100 mile run with just a couple no wake zones

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    Thanks guys, just what I was looking for. I will be near Ft. Myers, so it looks like I could start at the Caloosahathee. St. Johns looks nice too.

    Does Lake George connect to St. Johns?

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    Yes, Lk George is just North of Astor and has two great springs to check out (Silver Glen) and (Salt Spings). There are markers up the middle of the lake to keep you on track with the river inlet and outlet.

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    St. Johns runs through Lake George--it is essentially a really big wide spot in the river.
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    Cool

    Okay... speaking of great waterways in Florida. Where would be a great location to host an endurance race like the Parker with ramp access, spectator area/beaches and 6-10+ mile course?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    Okay... speaking of great waterways in Florida. Where would be a great location to host an endurance race like the Parker with ramp access, spectator area/beaches and 6-10+ mile course?
    There’s a lake by me called crescent lake 6-8 miles long, and maybe 2 miles wide has an island in the middle and there’s a restaurant on it called 3 bananas it’s also connected to the St. John’s river and 3 boat ramps that I know of
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