Lake Conway - The Conway Chain of Lakes, also commonly referred to as Lake Conway, includes four interconnected lakes on the south side of the Orlando area. The four areas are considered to be East, West, Middle and South Pools. The chain of lakes is close to 1,800 acres of clear water and hard sand bottom. Most of Conway is covered with scattered beds of Pepper Grass, Eel Grass, and Hydrilla. The community of Conway is located at the eastern end of the lake. It is a gorgeous, medium-sized community with an estimated population of 15,000. Conway is approximately 15 minutes from the metropolis of Orlando, one hour from the Cocoa Beach shores, and 1 and 1/2 hours from Tampa Bay.
Even with 41 movie theaters and 3,163 restaurants within 15 miles and 162 public golf courses within 30 miles, the thriving urban community is still able to maintain its hometown feel. Some popular communities that surround the Conway Chain of Lakes are Conway Crest, Lake Conway Estates, Conway Isles, Lake Conway Shores, South Lake Conway Villa, and Lake Highlands. Nearby schools include Conway Elementary, Lake George Elementary, Conway Middle School, Oak Ridge High School, Boone High School and Lake Mary Preparatory.
Activities - One can do just about anything on this Chain of Lakes. With 1,800 acres of clear water, it is a great place for water sports and fishing. One can go boating, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, fishing and sailing. If you're looking for a quieter day of fishing or lounging on the boat, try heading out on a weekday. Lake Conway only has two public boat ramps. The larger of the two is located off Huffner Avenue, two blocks east of Orange Avenue (SR 527). Unfortunately, these lakes do not offer public bank access.
Fishing – The Conway Chain of Lakes is a great place to be if you enjoy fishing. Schooling fish are found practically year round and are easily taken on small chrome jigging spoons, Rat'l Traps, and soft plastic jerk baits. In the early spring months, Crappie (Specs) are abundant. During the summer months, try your luck with panfish such as Bluegill and Shell Cracker. Live minnows or Beetle Spins are the baits of choice. Due to the beds of peppergrass, eelgrass and hydrilla, Bass fishing is very popular during the winter months. This can keep you busy all day as it is not uncommon to catch dozens of bass in one trip.