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Lake Louisa State Park (3)
Lake Louisa State Park is an award winning park covering four thousand five hundred acres .It is noted for it’s six beautiful lakes.
The park is situated a short drive from Orlando off of the US27 in Clermont. It is open from 8am until sunset each day 365 days a year and costs around $4 per vehicle.
Camping, Boating, Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Horse Trails, Nature Trails, Picnicking, Showers, and Swimming
There are sixty campsites for recreational vehicles with all the amenities that campers look for.
A public boat ramp is located on the river between Lake Louisa and Lake Susan.
You’ll walk across a long wooden walkway to get to the beach area. When you arrive at the lake there is a small beach area that is rather natural. There are all kinds of gross natural things that have washed up on it. You can take a walk along the water on the beach. There are some picnic tables along the beach , and There are restroom facilities at this location. Lake Hammond has a deck that walks out onto the lake which is quite nice.
Canoes can be hand launched at the park, although you would have to bring your own as there is not an area which rents them.
Hiking is permitted on the horse trails and an abundance of wildlife may be seen. Birding is a favorite activity with sightings dependent on the seasons. In addition to many of the pther species Lake Louisa is the home to the greatest population of Gopher tortoise, and the park is restoring the sand dunes to help protect their habitat.
Walking and Biking Trails
Trails are open from 8am until one hour prior to sunset. Always take plenty of water with you. Many of the trails are short, five of the trails are .4 miles or less, with the longest trail, Hilltop pass being 1.7 miles.
Lake Louisa State Park has fishing access at four of the six lakes. Lake Louisa is the largest lake, which offers fishing access off of the lake’s shoreline. Dixie Lake is the second largest lake and is only accessible by the main entrance off of Hwy. 27.
Lake Louisa State Park offers miles of trails for equestrian users.
Lake Louisa is part of a chain of lakes and is home to hordes of mosquitoes. (so a strong repellent is advisable)
So if you want a day away from the parks and some serenity you might want to give it a try, without having to travel too far to get to it.
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