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“A pleasant day-use park”

Lake Louisa State Park
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Clermont
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lake Louisa State Park is 4500 acres of beautiful, real Florida! Just minutes from the area's major attractions, the park hosts guided horseback rides, guided kayak eco-tours, kayak canoe and bike rentals, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, and just about anything else you would expect in a natural setting. Home to 20+ miles of trails, 7 lakes, 60 campsites, 20 cabins, a swim beach, playground, fishing piers, and more, you could spend days on end exploring this treasured gem.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 20, 2010

We were driving around Florida, saw the sign to Lake Louisa, and were curious so stopped in to take a look. This was originally a 1910 homestead which included many farm buildings, a home, mill, school and church. Nothing remains of any of the old buildings, however, but there is quite a variety of natural vegetation set amidst gently rolling hills. It's quite a pretty area.

The lake itself is huge, and there are several smaller lakes as well. The park property includes 4,500 acres, much of it crisscrossed with hiking and equestrian trails. It was too hot for us to hike much, but we did walk along the edge of the lake for a short distance.

Some of the smaller lakes do have alligators in them, and there are warnings posted to watch out for them.

There is an informative display near the lake, in honor of a WWII piolot who was lost on a training mission here in 1944. His plane was found in 2001 when a drought brought the lake level down. Two ancient Indian canoes were found the same year.

This park is only 40 minutes or so from Orlando, and makes a nice escape from the busy loud theme parks.

5  Thank half-Brit
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Reviewed December 16, 2009

This is a nice clean campground off RT 27 just south of Clermont, Fl that is great for winter camping but lacks shade for warmer weather, we have a group we camp with and have been there twice in a couple of years in the month of December and it is real comfortable. The rest rooms are immaculately clean as are the sites, most of the sites are circular off the paved loop roads so they are pull through and easy to park. It is about 30 minutes to Orlando. There is not anything in the way of playground facilities for families with younger kids. Canoe's are available for rent on the 2 lakes in the park. its very quiet and ideal for folks who just want a place to get away from it all from November till April

7  Thank odyhill
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Reviewed March 21, 2009

The family and I were excited to spend a weekend at Lake Louisa State Park - what a dissappointment. While the facilities were immaculately clean, the camp ground was mostly open scrub with little to no shade. The sites were neat, but small and unimaginatevely placed. The off road bike trails, which looked so promising on the map, were often long streches of sugar sand over what appeared to be old service roads. Canoeing was possible, but only on one of the two main lakes as the connecting river/stream was mostly mud. The lakes, which are large and fairly picturesque, were closed to swimmers by the health department. Well, at least they had a great playground . . . oh, nope, not one of those either. We couldn't even have a nice fire to roast marshmellows in the evening. I guess the highlight was the roadbiking opportunities presented by the entrance road which wound through hillsides to both lakes and the camping area. It was suffuced with the smell of orange blossoms from a nearby grove and presented nice views of the surrounding area.

7  Thank The_Griswald_Crew
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Reviewed November 24, 2017
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