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How to have the most fun on Lake Harris!


Lake Harris, affectionately known to us locals as “Harris Chain of Lakes” is not only the largest Lake in Lake County but, also revered as one of the most well-known lakes in the United States. This notoriety is due to many of its appealing and unrivaled facets.

Let’s take a journey down Lake Harris and discover all of the fun you can have and learn some surprising facts you just might not have known.

Fishing for Some fun!

Knowledgeable local anglers and fishing guides produce excellent catches of bass on a regular basis. Many local clubs have conducted a weekly or monthly tournament on the Harris Chain for many years. Analysis records over the last five years show the Harris Chain of Lakes to be very productive, producing 5 fish tournament limits of over 20 pounds on a regular basis. Do you own a boat? If not, perhaps renting one for the day would be right up your alley. Take a trip to Get Wet WaterSports, perfectly situated on the “Harris – Chain of Lakes” where the cities of Tavares, Leesburg, Eustis and Mt Dora intersect. Whether you want to escape away in pontoon boat, or a deck boat, you can rent one for the day. Bring your loved ones, plenty of snacks, and spend the entire day in the water! They offer fishing boat tours too!

Water Play!

The nine Harris Chain of lakes total approximately 76,000 acres! I’d say that is a LOT of room for any water activity you can dream up!

First and Foremost, remember your water safety when you are out on the lake for a day of fun. At Get Wet WaterSports your safety is their #1 Goal! All of their equipment is new and guaranteed to keep you safe no matter what activity you do! You will feel safe and at ease for every member of your family with their full line of safety vests.

Have you ever used a paddle board? You can rent one at Get Wet WaterSports and paddle boarding is the latest craze in water sports. This calming activity tests your balance and provides a great cardio workout. Paddle away and enjoy the beauty of nature. The lake is ringed with cattail and bullrush, the depth in these tall grasses normally ranges from 2–5 feet, the birds love it here! Some common birds in this region that you might see include – Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, White Ibis, Brown Pelican, Osprey, Wood Stork, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Bald Eagles and the threatened Florida Scrub-jay. Whether you prefer a kayak or a Jet Ski, Get Wet WaterSports tour guides will take you by land and water around Florida.  Enjoy guided fishing trips and sightseeing tours.

Tubing, wake boarding, hydro sliding; it doesn’t matter if you are a rookie or veteran when it comes to watersports out on Lake Harris, Get Wet WaterSports has all the accessories you will need to make the most out of your trip to beautiful Lake Harris. Book a party, host an event and plan your next family reunion out on the scenic and grandiose “Harris Chain of Lakes”!