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Lake louisa State park
Lake louisa state park is just a short drive from the main part of Orlando, this wonderful park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes.
It is truly breathtaking and allows visitors a chance to see the REAL Florida, in all it’s glory. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes that are connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is described 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.
Dixie Lake is the second largest lake and is only accessible by the main entrance off of Hwy. 27. This lake is a beautiful lake that offers fishermen not only a chance to catch fish but also a chance to see some of the park's abundant wildlife. Dixie Lake is located approximately half a mile inside the park and has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, bathroom, and a sheltered pavilion and a picnic pavilion.
The park also has a full-facility campground and primitive campsites if you feel like really getting back to nature the 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. Hiking is permitted on the horse trails and an abundance of wildlife may be seen. Bird watching is a favourite activity with sightings dependent on the seasons. A . 5 mile nature trail is located at the Lake Louisa parking lot. The trail winds through three of the parks eleven natural communities with interpretive trail signs provided for visitors to read about the parks flora and fauna.
This lovely park is located just seven miles south of State Road 50 in Clermont on U. S. 27 just past the junction to the Hwy 192 So is in easy reach of most of the rental villas around Orlando This tranquil park makes for an alternative day out to the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and will make a pleasant change, when visiting any of the national parks it is wise to take anti repellent spray with you, as there is more likelihood of insects etc in this type of place.
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Page added on: 21 September 2007
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