A short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is designated as an Outstanding Florida Waterway. Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake, and Hammond Lake, the park's most accessible lakes, provide access for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park's six lakes, but gasoline-powered boats are not allowed; only boats powered by trolling motors or without motors are permitted. Camping facilities and more than 15 miles of horse trails are available for equestrians. For hikers and backpackers, the park has over 20 miles of hiking trails with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Dixie Lake has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion.The park also has a full-facility campground, fully furnished cabins for rent, and primitive campsites. Lake Louisa State Park is located just seven miles south of State Road 50 in Clermont on U.S. 27.
Katrina M. on Lake Louisa State Park Trail
I went for the first time yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I came across a few turtles. I rode my bike on the road for awhile then came across the nature trail. It was shaded and peaceful to bike. I will be coming back to explore more of the park. What I did see, I highly enjoyed.
Another wonderful Florida state park! We stayed in a cabin for Memorial Day weekend. Well worth it, you only need to bring personal items, food and drinks. Fully furnished and a full kitchen. The park is very big and has a lot of trails and lakes. There are a lot of osprey nesting in the area. Also had gotten a couple of quick views of some turkey, gopher tortoise and a deer. Lots of lush green vegetation, tall trees and Spanish moss. If out walking the trails, keep an eye out for cactus, not only for the obvious reason, but for the vibrant yellow flower that comes with it. It almost seems to emit light they are so bright. Had a great time there and the staff was great. Highly recommend spending a weekend there, and we will be going back. Oh yeah, the cabin doesn't come with a tv, which is great. Helps keep people outside.
Ran here for the first time today. First trail run since moving here from upstate NY. While not the Finger Lakes National Forest, the park is gorgeous and teeming with wildlife. The trails are not very technical but very pleasant to run on, so much better than paved trails. I live close by so I'll be back often.