The Beautiful Lakes of Winter Park

Winter Park, FL

The beautiful lakes of Winter Park, FL are some of the nicest lakes in all of the state. Five lakes make up the Winter Park chain of lakes but only four are accessible by the canal system. The four lakes include Lake Maitland, Lake Mizell, Lake Osceola and Lake Virginia.  All can be accessed via the beautiful canal system and two boat ramps. The two boat ramps are “Dinky Dock Park” (410 Ollie Ave) and “Fort Maitland Park” (900 S. Orlando Ave).In order to use the ramps you’ll need to pay a daily fee or purchase an annual pass.

BOAT REQUIREMENTS

Boats must generally be under 21ft in length and can’t exceed 8′ in width. Exceptions are sailboats and pontoon boats that can go up to 24′ in length. If you don’t have a boat you can cruise the chain on a sightseeing boat or rent a paddle board or kayak.

DISNEY JUNGLE CRUISE FEEL

The lakes are perfect places for water sports and that’s primarily who you’ll see on water when you visit.  There aren’t many places to beach your boat or chill.  Dog Island on Lake Maitland is the only place that I’m aware of. Regardless, the highlight to me is always cruising the beautiful canals that connect all the lakes.  It’s like a kind of “jungle cruise” that isn’t a theme park!

Make sure to visit the beautiful lakes of Winter Park, FL if you get the chance. They are a “must-do” and they make a great lazy location!

I utilize the service and benefits of Boat U.S.  They are a great organization that every boater should consider. You should too.  Click HERE to learn more. 

LAT/LONG:
28.59’40”N 81.34’46”W

SETTING:
Natural/Urban Suburb of Orlando

SAND:
N/A

BEST SPOT TO ANCHOR/BEACH:
Dog Island on Lake Maitland

NEARBY RAMP:
Dinky Dock Park (410 Ollie Ave)

Fort Maitland Park (900 S. Orlando Ave)

CURRENT:
No

DEPTH:
Shoreline & Canals are Shallow/Otherwise Deep

WAVES/WAKES:
Calm

FAMILY FRIENDLY:
Yes

WATER CLARITY:
Varies Based Upon Recent Rains

RESTAURANTS NEARBY:

BurgerFi, 4 Rivers BBQ, The Coop

NEARBY HOTELS:
Homewood Suites by Hilton – Orlando/Maitland, Alfond Inn, Park Plaza

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Winter Park Florida Chain of Lakes

Winter Park Florida Sandbar Island

Winter Park Chain of Lakes Boat Ramp

 

 

 

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