Lake Louisa State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric: 60
About: short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is designated 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. 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. Dixie Lake has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion.The park also has a full-facility campground, fully furnished cabins for rent, and primitive campsites. Lake Louisa State Park is located just seven miles south of State Road 50 in Clermont on U.S. 27.
Lake Louisa has 60 full-facility campsites nestled between Dixie and Hammond Lake. Each site has 30 and 50 amp hookups. A dump station is located between Dixie Loop and Sandhill Loop. Campground amenities include two bathhouses, two fishing piers, a pavilion and an amphitheatre where ranger programs are held from October to April. Well behaved pets are allowed in the campground.
Because it is a new campground trees, shrubs and other native vegetation were planted to restore the area to a natural landscape. Little shade is provided from the trees since they are in the early growing stages. The sites provide beautiful lake views and the open vistas offer easy wildlife viewing.
Maximum RV length = 115 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
Lake Louisa currently has two primitive campsites, Wilderness Point and Pine Point. Both are tucked away in some of the most pristine and beautiful areas of the park. Pine Point is located next to Big Creek. The park recommends bringing bottled water with you when camping. The sites do not have any water or electric, only a fire ring and picnic table. Each site can hold a maximum of six people. These sites are located off of our hiking trails so vehicles are not permitted to the sites. You must backpack in, backpack out and also carry out your trash. Pets are not allowed at the primitive campsites. To make reservations, contact the park's ranger station at (352) 394-3969. Payment is collected at the time of your arrival. Campers must arrive at the park one hour before sunset to register for your site.
Three primitive youth campsites each accommodate 20 people. All three sites are located south of the park's equestrian primitive camp. The sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. The closest water source is non-potable and located at the equestrian primitive camp. Parking for the youth camp is located at the site’s trailhead. Parking on the site is prohibited to minimize impact to the native vegetation. A chaperone is required for each 10 youths and must remain with the youths at all times. Groups must arrive at the park one hour before sunset to register for their site. Pets are not allowed at the youth camping area. Reservations can be made by calling the park at (352) 394-3969. Payment is made at the time of arrival.
Lake Louisa's equestrian primitive camp includes a four-horse paddock, fire rings, water hookups, picnic tables, pavilion, grills and a compositing toilet. Paddocks are available to equestrian users on a first-come first-serve basis. This is a beautiful area to camp with sites being under the shade of a longleaf pine canopy and there is plenty of lush pasture land for your horses to graze on at the site. The park recommends that equestrian users bring other means of portable horse corals or tie downs in case the paddocks are in use. Four large posts with hookups for tie downs have been provided at each side of the camp facility also. Reservations can be made by calling the park's Ranger Station at (352) 394-3969. Payment is due at the time of your arrival. Campers must arrive at the park one hour before sunset to register for their site. Pets are not allowed at the equestrian campsites.
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