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  • Butler Chain of Lakes - Launch Site Only

    • R.D. Keene Boat Ramp and Park

      • 10900 Chase Rd. Windermere, FL. 34786




Description: Great for cruising, sight seeing, & fishing


Many celebrities call the Butler Chain of Lakes their home.  Such people include the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and Tiger Woods. One of the most scenic lakes in Central Florida, it is great for both pleasure boating and fishing for trophy Largemouth Bass.


The Butler Chain is made up of thirteen interconnected lakes that cover an area of 4,720 acres.  The lakes here are typically clear with sandy bottoms.  The Chain of Lakes was formed as a result of a typical Florida occurrence which is known as "karst topography".  In this occurrence, limestone (found under the majority of Florida's soil) is slowly dissolved by water to form sinkholes.  A series of sinkholes formed over time created what is now called the Butler Chain of Lakes (aka. Windermere Chain).  There are areas on this chain that reach depths of 30 to 50 feet, and are believed to be the remnants of those sinkholes which helped form this beautiful chain of lakes.