Winter Haven FL is famous for its’ Chain of Lakes. Did you know there are 2 different Chain of Lakes in Winter Haven? One is known as the Northern Chain of Lakes and one is known as The Southern Chain of Lakes. Both are very nice and lined with beautiful homes.
The Northern Chain of Lakes includes (in alphabetical order) Lake Conine, Lake Echo, Lake Fannie, Lake Haines, Lake Hamilton, Lake Henry, Little Lake Hamilton, Middle Lake Hamilton, Lake Rochelle and Lake Smart.
The Southern Chain is contained mostly within the city of Winter haven. The Southern Chain of Lakes includes Lake Blue*, Lake Cannon, Lake Eloise, Lake Hartridge, Lake Howard, Lake Idylwild, Lake Jessie, Little Lake Eloise, Little Lake Winterset, Lake Lulu, Lake Marianna*, Lake May, Lake Mirror, Lake Roy, Lake Ship, Lake Spring, Lake Summit, Lake Winterset. The Asterix denotes the lakes that are available when water levels are high.
The above lakes and chains offer a great deal of boating, fishing and sightseeing pleasure. One thing to keep in mind is the shortage of public boat ramps. Many of the available ramps are inside f gated communities and available to residents only. Or you may drive to a ramp and find it is actually gated.
There are other lakes in the Winter haven FL area but they are not as highly esteemed. In fact, there are 50 lakes inside of the Winter Haven FL city limits. That is a whole lot of lakes to be enjoyed for any city to boast about. However, if you own a home then you will want it to be on one of the Winter Haven FL Chain of Lakes.