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.

Well maintained , excellent place for an easy hike.

We actually loved hiking here and did a 10 mile hike with our dog. Very well marked trails. I would say make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your pet since there are no areas for clean water. There was a lot of wildlife here and the views were very beautiful for a central FL trail. Avoid the equestrian trails if you aren't on horseback, there's little to no shade and it's a very long stretch before any trailheads. Trails are wet to dry so be sure to come prepared. Also if you bring your dog make sure to get a tick preventive!

Multiple trails in this park, but be prepared to share with horses, and trek through soft sugar sand. quite the workout.

Close to the city & a great mini-hike; get away with the Lake Front

Very nice place for hiking.

walking
9 months ago

Part two. They aren’t kidding about the Sands. Makes walking interesting! Seems like a cool park and I’ll be back.

hiking
9 months ago

First time at this park. It would appear there are a lot of different trails. This one I had to go a mile in before I saw Pines but they were very pretty

Lovely park. Trails were wide, flat, and easy to run on. Sand can get rather annoying after awhile! Bring water as I ran 11 miles and never found water but I did find mandarin orange trees

We hiked this trail today and had a great time. It was very peaceful, saw a couple of hikers from far , not too much traffic. The oaks and pines were beautiful. Sighted two deers . The trail was very sandy and a gave a decent work out. Good for beginners.

Multiple trails. Great experience!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail, we'll marked. Great for beginners. Make sure you bring plenty of water and start early.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Boring flat terrain and sooo hot. The only thing that saved the trip was the wildlife I spotted

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

We started at the #24 marker trail parking lot not hwy 27. The trailhead couldn't be found from the lot (it was down the road around overgrown brush). We blazed our own trail using our map going NNE and eventually found the trail paint markers and posts within 5 minutes. It was worn well and easy to follow. My dog liked it and there was no water with gators to get him on this section. The are some fitness equipment stations. If you aren't coming from the highway then you skip the elevation changes and will be hiking completely flat land. There was a limestone patch the kids liked.

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road biking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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.

horseback riding
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

I did a12 mile hike and really enjoyed it. The part through the area that was burned was particularly interesting, seeing how the natural environment is coming back. Missed altitude changes however.

hiking
Friday, January 01, 2016

Nice. Peaceful.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Was a nice hike not a lot of people and even less after you get to the south western and west side area of the park

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

we were here a little while back and it's another great place to walk or bike thru some nice flat trails. the fishing is good also and there a beach and a place to swim and camp.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

We had a nice day, and there are many trails to take have to come back soon

hiking
Friday, March 21, 2014

The trails are well marked if you carry a map you'll never get lost, I've hiked over 25 miles in this park and still haven't been on all the trails. This so far is the nicest Florida state park I've been in.

hiking
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

well marked trails easy to find your way around. Hiked 8 miles today will be going back to hike the rest of the trails.

hiking
Saturday, December 28, 2013

Trails are wide and very sandy. Not much to see as far as views but we did run across some tame deer that allowed me to walk within 20 feet to get some great photos. Very easy trail due to it being so flat.

camping
Monday, June 10, 2013

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.

hiking
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Had a nice 3 hour hike. Had few encounters with wildlife, did a bit of Geocaching and saw lots of people competing in an Orienteering race that looked fun. The trails are VERY sandy though.

trail running
Saturday, June 02, 2012

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.

paddle sports
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Good park for a day of paddling in one of the tow lakes. You can enjoy also swimming in the bigest lake. There are some cabins that look amazing to stay in for some days.

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