Lake Harris Run

Lake Harris is one of the most popular waterways in Lake County. Nationally prominent fishing tournaments use this 15,321-acre lake as a starting point into the eight-lake Harris Chain. Originally named Lake Astatula, which translates in Native American to “Lake of Sunbeams,” the municipalities of Astatula, Howey-in-the-Hills, Leesburg and Tavares all border Lake Harris.

The Lake Harris Run features three entry points at Singletary Park in Leesburg, Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares and Astatula Park. All three are popular for recreational boaters, but Hickory Point is well known for its countless amenities. The highlight of Hickory Point is the two-story, screened picnic pavilion with first-floor picnic tables and barbecue grills. The park also features a swimming beach, boardwalks, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, open-field play areas, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court.

Places to Stay and Things to Do Near the Lake Harris Run

The cities surrounding Lake Harris include Howey-in-the-Hills, Leesburg, Tavares and Yalaha. Take a stroll over to Wooton Park in downtown Tavares and you just may find a unique festival taking place, such as the Dragon Boat Races or the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival. Plan a stay at the Black Bass Fishing Resort, or enjoy some amazing Jamaican style food at Cafe Basil.

Area Lodging

Black Bass Fishing Resort and RV Park
10402 County Road 44, Leesburg, FL 34788
Phone: 352-314-2123

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La Bella Inn
101 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-343-4666

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Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Phone: 800-874-9053
Website: www.missioninnresort.com

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tavares
3601 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-742-1600
Website: www.hiexpress.com

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Lake Harris Lodge
11924 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-343-4111
Website: www.lakeharrislodge.com

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Vacation Rental Harris Chain of Lakes
822 Palm Harbor Ct, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (352) 217-3215
Website: www.vrbo.com

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Dining

Yalaha Bakery
8210 County Road 48, Yalaha, FL 34797
Phone: 352-324-3366
Website: yalahabakery.com

Bakery | Outdoor Dining Available

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Fun Things to Do

Black Bass Fishing Resort and RV Park
10402 County Road 44, Leesburg, FL 34788
Phone: 352-314-2123

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Lake Harris Lodge
11924 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-343-4111
Website: www.lakeharrislodge.com

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This list is not all inclusive. For a complete list of accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions and events, visit the Lake County Tourism website at: www.visitlakefl.com

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36.89 miles (59.37 km)
Bodies of Water:
Lake Harris
Permit Number: 05-003
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