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Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont

(4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Lake Louisa State Park is a 4372acre Florida State Park located south of Clermont, in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp and the southwestern shore of Lake Louisa. It is made up of bald cypress, live oak and saw palmettos. In addition to Lake Louisa, the park contains Hammond Lake, Dixie Lake, Dude Lake, Bear Lake and several smaller lakes.Two small streams, Big Creek and Little Creek, flow north from the Green Swamp through the park into Lake Louisa. Lake Louisa is the source of the Palatlakaha River, one of the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River.The main entrance to the park is on U.S. 27 7mi south of State Road 50. Another entrance on the western side of the park, off County Route 561 on Lake Nellie Road, gives access only to a beach on Lake Louisa and to the horse trails.Activities include swimming, picnicking, horeseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing. Amenities include a canoe/kayak ramp, 16mi of equestrian trails, and a primitive equestrian campground, as well as a 0.5mi nature trail, 20mi of hiking trails, fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.The property was purchased by the state in 1973 and opened to the public in 1977.
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  • We went to Lake Louisa to try the fishing. Only caught one bow fin but the wildlife was great. We saw an armadillo and deer and a snake in a tree. Lots of animal tracks in the paths. Everything was we...  more »
  • Loved this park through and through! Not a bad site to be had and nature is beyond pristine! Campsites are large and private, trails clear and gorgeous, bathhouses clean and well maintained and staff ...  more »
  • This place has tons of trails with several lakes. Several of the trails even had tangerine trees in bloom. You can(also rent) kayak, canoe, and bikes. One of the lakes has a nice playground, picnic ta...  more »
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  • Beautiful state park. Lots of hiking trails and a wonderful lake, complete with gators. Interesting to see the old farms in the area. Campground is nice, quiet, and well maintained. Would definitely stay here again.
  • This is a great place to get away and relax. It's quiet and well-maintained. No TVs, no Internet: perfect for an unplugged vacation. The lakes are beautiful. I didn't walk on the trails, but I walked along the road through the park and had a good time wading in Lake Louisa. I didn't spend a lot of time at the park during the day, but I enjoyed the evenings I spent there. For future park guests: there are no fitted sheets on the twin beds in the cabin, so if this bothers you, you may want to bring your own from home.
  • This park was absolutely amazing! We had a little reunion with some friends and rented 2 cabins! It was so peaceful and quiet. I would recommend twin fitted sheets for the bed. The sheets they provide don't stay on very well. The staff was wonderful and the cabins are very clean. We will definitely stay there again.
  • Sites are small with no view. Few are shady. No sites on the beautiful lakes. Scenery in the park, however, was beautiful! We camped in a 28 ft RV. Plenty to do at the park, but be prepared for a long walk or short drive.
  • This place is fantastic for a few days vacation and camping. We visited there a few times. Their cabins are very clean, equipped, and beautiful. Price is fair for cabins rental. There is a superstore a few miles outside the park if needed. Not having a wifi is a pros :)