Lake Louisa State Park is one one newly opened central Florida parks. It opened to visitors in 2005. It's noted for its' 6 large lakes, quiet woodland trails and superb camping and lodging facilities. As a relatively new park, it's a lot less crowed than some of the other parks such as Weikwa Springs. Lake Louisa is a hidden gem to discover while you're visiting central Florida.
What Activities Are There?
Picnicking - why not pack a lunch to enjoy on the shores of Lake Louisa. If you love grilling outside you can use one of the BBQ pits at Dixie Lake.
Horse Riding - if you have your own horse, there are 15 miles of equestrian trails at Lake Louisa State Park. Access for the horse trails can only be gained from Lake Nellie Rd off CR 561. There is a car park just for equestrian use, here you'll find drinking water for horses, hitching posts and information about trials through the park. Remember to bring proof of negative Coggins for your horse.
Admission Price: $6.00 per horse or $14 for a trailer of 3 or more horses.
Kayaking & Canoing - Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake and Lake Hammond provide access to launch canoes and kayaks. At this time there are no canoe or kayak rental facilities.
Fishing - There is a pier at Lake Dixie especially for fishing. There is also fishing at Lake Louisa and Hammond Lake. Anglers can fish in all these lakes.
Hiking/Biking - Lake Louisa State park has 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. This is ideal way to see native Florida wildlife such as Gopher Tortoise, Herons, Bald Eagles and White Tailed Deer.
Above: Left to right - Florida Scrub Jay, Osprey and Gopher Tortoise.
Camping - Lake Louisa has a full-facility campground for RVs and tents, primitive camping and private furnished cabins for rent.
As Lake Louisa is a new park, there's not a large mature tree canopy in the full-facility campground area. So, you might feel a bit close to all the other campers! If you want a more back-to-nature and secluded experience I recommend the primitive camping.
Sites range from 20' back-ins to 65' pull-throughs. All sites have electricity and water, 15 sites have sewer hook ups.
Primitive camping: $4.00 per person
Group camping: $1.00 per youth/$2.00 per adult
How do I find Lake Louisa State Park?
Lake Louisa Florida is located approximately 40 mins drive from Orlando. It lies 30 miles south east of Orlando. The map below shows the location of the major lakes.
You can use the map to zoom in and out of the area using the left hand navigation bar. You can also hold down your right mouse button and drag the map in all directions.Address:
7305 US Hwy 27
Clermont, Florida 34714
Opening Hours: 365 days a year, 8am until sundown.Get Directions