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Clermont Chain


Clermont Chain of Lakes

West of Orlando in the town of Clermont lies eleven beautiful lakes known as the Clermont Chain that total 8,692 acres.

Further north and technically located in the town of Groveland, Lake Lucy (346 acres) and Lake Emma (173 acres) are also part of this chain. These tea-colored, spring fed lakes are surrounded by rolling hills, on which local residents find make a great perch for viewing Florida’s stunning sunsets.

Fishing and Water Sports

Clermont Chain - The Wakeboarding Capital of the World

The Clermont chain of lakes is one of Florida’s most recreational polished lake systems. Fishers will find channel catfish and speckled perch to be quite plentiful. Sunken trees and dredge holes in the lakes make great fishing attractors, providing what some claim to be “some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the world.” These attractors are marked on most lakes by buoys, which should help to foster a pleasant experience even for the novice fisherman.

For the water sports enthusiast, the Clermont lakes are the place to be. Throughout the water-skiing community, Clermont is known as the “wakeboarding capital of the world”. The Wakeboarding Camp, a year-round school devoted entirely to the instruction of wakeboarding, is located on Lake Minneola.

Lake Info

Clermont Chain - Arnold Brothers Boat Ramp in Groveland
Clermont Chain - Palatlakaha River Park and Boat Ramp

Lake Acreages

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Boat Ramps

Public access is available at the following boat ramps:

1. Arnold Brothers Boat Ramp
15945 State Road 19, Groveland, FL 34736
Water body: Palatlakaha River
Hours of operation: from dawn to dusk
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2. Clermont Boat Ramp
30 W. Minneola Ave., Clermont, FL 34711
Water body: Lake Minneola
Hours of operation: from dawn to dusk
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3. Palatlakaha River Park and Boat Ramp
12325 Hull Road, Clermont, FL 32711
Water body: Crooked River
Hours of operation: from dawn to dusk
Click here to map driving directions.

Community / School Info

Minneola Elementary School - Lake County, Florida

For more information about elementary, middle and high schools serving the Clermont Chain area, please visit Lake County Schools.

Search Clermont/Lake County School Rankings
To search current year school rankings and data from the Florida Department of Education, please visit: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp

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