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Little Lake Fairview - College Park - Downtown Orlando, FL
Lake Ivanhoe - Downtown Orlando

You may be surprised to learn many of Florida’s top lakes for boating, water sports and fishing are located right here in Downtown Orlando.

Downtown Orlando is known as “The City Beautiful”, and with good reason. The plethora of natural lake settings and public parks situated throughout one of the Southeast’s most bustling metropolitan areas makes Orlando a one-of-a-kind destination.

Years of conscientious management have helped keep most of these lakes extremely healthy in terms of water clarity and fish populations. Many provide fantastic boating and recreation opportunities as well.

For information about which Downtown Orlando lakes allow fishing and/or boating, please visit: http://www.cityoforlando.net/public_works/stormwater/fishing.htm.

Lake Info

Lake Cherokee - Downtown Orlando, FL
Lake Underhill - Downtown Orlando, FL

When people think of waterfront property in Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola often comes to mind, with its towering high-rises providing umatched views of its classic fountain, bandshell, pagoda, signature swan boats and proximity to nightlife, restaurants and shopping. However, Orlando has the great fortune of being home to many beautiful lakes located in historic neighborhoods with mature landscaping and shade trees, just a stone’s throw away from the heart of downtown.

If you haven’t checked out the lakes in College Park, Delaney Park, Thornton Park or Colonialtown, you’re missing out on some of Downtown Orlando’s most well-maintained and sought after waterfront real estate.

Lake Acreages

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Boat Ramps

The following boat ramps serve lakes in the Downtown Orlando area:

1. 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

2. Clear Lake – George Barker Park: Off 441 (Orange Blossom Trail), 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.

3. 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 407-246-2283
  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

4. Lake Ivanhoe – Gaston-Edwards Park: Off SR 50 (Colonial), go 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.

  • Phone 407-246-2649
  • Hours: 5:00 a.m. – Sunset

5. 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.

  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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