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FISHING IN ORLANDO LAKES

A Florida Fishing License may be required to fish in Orlando's lakes. For more information contact Fish Orlando! at 1601 Scotty's Road Kissimmee, Florida, 34744; call 407-846-5300 Licences are also available from most Walmarts or any store selling sports equipment

When you think of Florida you immediately think of the wonderful theme parks.What most peiople do not know is that it is also the fishing capital of the world Florida has 12,000 miles of streams and rivers and 3 million acres of lakes! An amazing 250 species of fish can be caught in these waters!

ORANGE COUNTY boasts a 30,000 acre Lake Apopka, which unfortunately is no longer considered a top spot for largemouth bass, due to pollution. The three major chain of lakes, Butler, Winter Park and Conway have some good off-shore fishing

Public docks & ramps

In SEMINOLE COUNTY you will find the famous north-flowing St. Johns River which provides plenty of fishing opportunities with boat ramps and piers all along the stretch from Jacksonville to Lake Monroe in Sanford.


You will find the Kissimmee Chain of lakes in Osceola County This system of lakes include the headwaters for the entire Everglades system.

In Lake County you will find the popular eleven lake, Clermont Chain, which provides a fishing pier on Lake Minneola and public boat ramps for a $5 fee. Just off U. S. Hwy 27, you will find Lake Harris, part of the Ocklawaha Chain, which has been known as one of the best bass lakes in the area.

Here is a list of fishing lakes in the Orlando area


Lake Adair (Lake Adair Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Edgewater for approx. 0.3 mile; West (Left) on either Lake Adair Blvd entrance. Parking is on Lake Adair Blvd opposite lake side.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407- 246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Baldwin (Fleet Peeples Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Bennett for approx. 1 mile; West (Left) on Corrine Drive for approx. 0.5 mile; North (Right) on General Reese approx. 0.7 mile; East (Right) on Glenridge Way approx. 1 mile; South (Right) on Lakemont Ave. Park is on Left.
Boat Ramp, Bank Fishing, and other activities such as hiking trails, playgrounds, etc.
Phone: 407-599-3334 Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Lake Beauty (Lake Beauty Park): Off Orange Ave; West on Miller for approx. 0.2 mile. Lake is on Left. Parking: Hospital parking garage approx. 0.1 mile on Left on Miller -OR- off Miller take a Right on Kuhl, bear Left at stop sign and you can park in metered parking on Right (Sturtevant St) or continue on and take a Left on Lucerne (parking is on Right).
Note: Stocked with catfish.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Cherokee (Lake Cherokee Park): Off Orange Avenue, East on Kaley approx. 0.5 mile; North (Left) on Summerlin approx. 0.8 mile; West (Left) on Cherokee Drive approx. 0.1 mile; North (Right) on Cherokee Circle. Parallel parking available around lake.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Clear Lake (L. Claudia Allen Park): Off John Young Parkway (423) go West on Columbia St. for approx. 0.2 mile; Left on Mabel Butler for approx. 0.4 mile. Park is straight ahead at end of Mabel Butler. Pier at end of park near bridge. Aeration in the canal.
Fishing Pier, Bank Fishing. Shelters. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m

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Clear Lake (George Barker Park): Off 441 go West on Gore St approx. 0.5 mile; South (Left) on Tampa for 0.1 mile; West (Right) on Gore for 0.1 mile. Park entrance ahead on Left.
Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Bank Fishing, and other activities such as walks, playgrounds, etc. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
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Lake Como (Lake Como Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go South on Bumby approx. 1.2 mile. Bumby forms a circle around lake. No parking around lake, use one of the radial side streets.

Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407- 246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m.-11:00 pm.


Lake Concord (Don Dudley Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Edgewater approx. 0.2 mile. Lake is on Right. No parking around lake, must walk from Lake Adair Blvd.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407- 246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.


Lake Davis (Lake Davis Park): Off Orange Ave; East on Kaley approx. 0.5 mile; North (Left) on Summerlin approx. 0.6 mile; Right on Lake Davis Drive. Parallel parking available around lake except in a few posted areas near intersection around Summerlin.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Dot (Lake Dot Park): On South side of SR 50 (Colonial) 0.5 mile West of I-4 overpass.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Emerald (Lake Emerald Park): Off Mills Avenue, 0.4 miles South of SR-408, turn Left on Gore Street. Lake Emerald Drive is the first Right.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Estelle/Rowena (Loch Haven Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Mills approx 1.2 miles. Park on Mills or take a Left on Rollins and park in museum parking lot on Left (Museum lot open 7 AM - 9 PM, but sometimes closed for special events).
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Fairview (Lake Fairview Park): Off 441(N. Orange Blossom Trail) go East on Lee Road approx 0.1 mile. Entrance is on Right.
Note: Aeration in one lobe of lake.
Boat Ramp and other activities such as swimming beach, playgrounds, etc. Restrooms.
Phone 407-246-2649 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Formosa (Lake Formosa Park): From Orange Avenue go East on Princeton approx. 0.5 mile; South (Right) on Mills approx. 0.1 mile. Parallel parking on Mills. Fish around bridge. -OR- From Orange Avenue go East on Princeton approx. 0.1 mile; South (Right) on Alden Road approx 0.2 mile. Parallel parking on both sides of Alden Road.
Bank Fishing
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
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Lake George (Barber Park): Off SR 436 (Semoran) go West on Gatlin for approx 0.5 mile. Entrance on Right. One small retention pond immediately on left. Bigger lake and shallow retention pond in the back that you have to go through gate on dirt road and then onto a grassy field.
Bank Fishing and other activities such as picnicking, playgrounds, etc.
Phone: 407-858-2295 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
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Lake Greenwood (Greenwood Urban Wetlands): Off Orange Avenue; East on Kaley approx. 0.5 mile; North (Left) on Summerlin approx. 0.5 mile; Right (Eat) on Briercliff Drive approx 0.2 mile; North (Left) on Mills. Wetlands can be accessed by going East (Right) to Greenwood Street, Palmer Street, or Elmwood St. (distance from Mills to Wetland parking is approx 0.4 - 0.5 mile).
NOTE: No fishing in Greenwood Cemetery property
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Highland Lake (Highland Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Highland Ave for approx 0.5 miles. Lake on right hand side. 2 hour parallel parking on Highland Avenue.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Lake Ivanhoe (Lake Ivanhoe Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) go North on Magnolia. Go through Orange Avenue light and through Ivanhoe light then take a Left on Lakeview St. (i.e. follow the sign for I-4 West). Get immediately into Right lane. Fishing area immediately on Right under bridge.
URBAN POND: Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Ivanhoe (Gaston-Edwards Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) North on Magnolia approx. 0.4 mile; take a Right on Orange and go approx. 0.5 mile; take a Left on Ivanhoe Blvd. Entrance immediately on Left.
Note: No feeders or fish attractors at this side of the lake.
URBAN POND: Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Bank Fishing and other activities such as fitness course, playground, etc. Restroom.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Lancaster (Lake Lancaster Park): Off Orange Ave East on Kaley St approx. 0.9 mile; North (Left) on Fern Creek Ave approx. 0.3 mile.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Lawne (Barnett Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial), Go North on BMX Lane which is just west of Central Florida Fairgrounds (look for Barnett Bank sign). Turn right at next 2 intersections. Pier is on Right in first parking lot. Boat ramp is on Right past pavilions. Fishing also available behind County/Park Administration Building.
Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Bank Fishing and other activities such as disc golf course, playground, etc.
Phone 407-836-6248 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Lake Lorna Doone (Lorna Doone Park): off 441(N Orange Blossom Trail) go West on Church St. approx 0.1 miles. Lake is on Right bordered by Rio Grand Ave, Church St., Tampa Ave. and Central Blvd. Parking is available at Lake Lorna Doone, on the corner of Church and Rio Grand Ave., in parking lot on Tampa Ave., or along road on Central Ave. Parking lots cost $5 during Citrus Bowl.
URBAN POND: Bank Fishing and other activities such as walks, playground, etc. Shelter. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
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Lake Lucerne (Lake Lucerne Park): Off Orange Ave after Lucerne Circle intersection bear Left at the "Y" intersection and follow signs for 408 West. Go straight at the first light (i.e. stay on Lucerne Circle N). Stay to Left at next fork (i.e. do not go on 408). Parallel parking is on Right on Lucerne Circle. If you stay on Lucerne Circle you can go back on Orange Ave.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Mann (Roosevelt Martin Park): Off John Young Parkway go West on Church Street; North (Right) on Cottage Hill for 0.1 mile; West (Left) on Lawrence St. for approx. 0.2 mile; Right on Bayshore Dr. for approx. 0.1 mile. Park is on Left.
Fishing Pier and other activities such as picnicking, playground, etc.
Phone: 407-836-6200 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Lake Mann (Gilbert McQueen Park): Off John Young Parkway go West on CR Smith approx. 0.2 mile; Right on Goldwyn Av; Left on Basie Pl; Left on Domino; then take 2nd left on unmarked road. Go approx 0.1 mile and unmarked road dead ends in park.
Boat Ramp, Fishing Dock, Bank Fishing, and other activities such as walks, playgrounds, etc. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
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Lake Mann (Lake Mann Fishing Pier): Off John Young Parkway go West on Columbia Street; North (Right) on Florence Avenue; Fishing Pier is at end of Florence Avenue.
Fishing Pier
Phone: 407-836-6200 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Park Lake (Park Lake Park): Off SR 50 (Colonial) 0.4 mile East of Mills. Can park off SR 50 or Park Lake Circle unless otherwise posted.
Note: Aeration.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Richmond (Prince Hall Park): Off John Young Parkway go West on LB McCleod approx 0.4 mile; North (Right) on Burton approx 0.2 mile; West (Left) on Prince Hall Blvd for approx. 0.6 miles. Park is on Left.
URBAN POND: Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Lake Santiago (Demetree Park): Off SR 436 (Semoran) go West on Lacosta Drive for approx. 0.4 mile (it is the 2nd street North of Curry Ford); North (Right) on San Luis Drive for 0.3 mile; West (Left) on Teatro Ct for 0.1 mile. Entrance at the end of road.
URBAN POND: Bank Fishing Fishing Pier, and other activities such as fitness course, playgrounds, etc.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Turkey Lake (Turkey Lake Park): Off Kirkman go West on Conroy approx. 1.4 miles; North (Right) on Hiawassee Rd approx. 0.9 mile. Park entrance is on Right. Pier has a fish feeder to attract fish.
Note: There is a small fee for entering the park.
Fishing Pier, Camping and other activities such as hiking trails, playgrounds, etc.
Phone: 407-299-5581 or 407-299-5594.
Hours: Nov. - Mar.( 7:30 a.m. until 5:00p.m.)
Apr. - Oct.( 7:30 a.m. until 7:00p.m.)


Lake Underhill (Col. Joe Kittinger Park): Off 436 (S Semoran) go West on Lake Underhill Road for 2.3 miles; North (Right) on Crystal Lake Drive for <0.1 mile. Entrance on Right. To get back to Lake Underhill Road take a Left on Crystal Lake and take a Left on Anderson.
Bank Fishing and other activities such as plane-watching, playground, etc. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 5:00 a.m. - Sunset


Lake Underhill (Lake Underhill Park): Off 436 (S Semoran) go West on Lake Underhill Road. Park is approx 1.4 miles on Right.
Boat Ramp, Fishing Pier, Bank Fishing and other activities such as fitness course and picnicking. Shelter. Restrooms.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Lake Weldona (Lake Weldona Park: Off Orange Ave; East on Kaley St approx 0.9 mile; North (Right) on Ferncreek approx. 0.5 mile; Left on Lake Weldona Drive. Park is on the Right. Parallel parking on lake side of the road.
Bank Fishing.
Phone: 407-246-2283 Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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