The campsites along the lake offer fantastic views. You can canoe/kayak on there 2 lakes. The hiking trail could be better maintained and it offers very little shade.
Michael this is a great Park people-friendly canoes available spent four days had a great time
Having stayed at Lake Louisa State Park serval times we’ve enjoyed very spacious sites with beautiful views and an exceptionally clean property. The multiple lake views where so peaceful, I think the beach was my favorite by far.
Lots of campsites available, everything from walk in to 90 ft campers. Multiple lakes with canoe/kayak rentals. No boat ramp on State property, however there are several within 20 miles.Lake Louisa is the largest lake, allows unlimited hp, jet skis, and has decent fishing for Bass and crappie, Lots of catfish also, with an occasional mudfish caught while fishing for other species.
Campgrounds are quiet, patrolled, very clean. Lots of walking trails to see the abundant wildlife. Although there is a warning for gators, I have been camping/fishing over a dozen times and have yet to see the first one. Children should have no problem catching bluegill at any of the lakes near campgrounds, worms are best, but crickets,minnows, and occasionally small spinners produce results.
The rolling hills of this park are breathtaking, and the wildlife is majestic, the campsites are clean and well kept…. definitely coming back
Secluded campground in natural Florida. Hookup sites were well kept and at the end of the park so there was no thru traffic. To get to the hookup sites it Is an 8-10 minute drive from park entrance. Keep that In mind when running errands (making that drive multIple times a day can be annoying). But the benefit Is a quiet campground. Amenities are very clean. Most sites have 10-30 feet between them. Sunsets are not to be missed here. Lake Louisa area and Clermont is the only hilly area of Central Florida. The pine forests here make you think you might not be in Florida. Great park for people who want Natural Florida without the tourist traps and beach towns.
so many options… kayaking horseback fishing beach trails cabins. friendly staff well kept camping area
Visited in March 2018 and the weather was great
Depending on where you are in Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park is less than a half hour away for most. Located south of Clermont, the state park is situated on a huge parcel of land.
The winding roadways within the park offer great bicycling opportunities, making me pine for mine which sat idly in my garage back home. During our stay, they were holding a triathlon the weekend we were to leave, so we saw many training on the peaceful and mostly untraveled roads.
The park holds many trails. We walked a few and were rewarded with peaceful treks. On one such hike, we were able to spot a bobcat in pursuit of dinner, which was a delight to see firsthand.
The RV/Tent campgrounds are open and close together…the shower/bath house was clean and convenient. We opted to stay in a primitive site and loved it. To utilize primitive campsites, you'll park at a trailhead and pack your gear into a pine forest. We arrived at night, so it seemed farther back to the site than it actually is…but I'd venture to say it was a quarter mile, at least. But the reward of complete solitude was well worth it. Be forewarned, there is no potable water or facilities back there…only a soft layer of pine needles, a fire ring and a picnic table. More than enough for me!
We were serenaded by the cackle of wild turkey, the squeals of wild pig, the yip and yap of coyotes, hoots from resident owls and the occasional shrill from the bobcat (which was unexpected and sent a wonderful chill up your spine). In the morning fog and dew, the countless spiderwebs made for great photography. The gurgle of a nearby stream made you nod off quickly. The stream was black from tannin and appeared eerie… dotted with cypress knees and hanging Spanish moss blowing in the wind.
The many smaller lakes and ponds are tranquil and picturesque…but always be mindful of what may lurk below the surface. Take heed and don't wade or swim there. Lake Louisa itself has a beach area and swimming is done there. That is also where the primitive campers can utilize the shower house/bathrooms…the downside…its on the other side of the park from primitive camping. In exchange for the cheaper site fee, you don't get the conveniences of the RV/Tent campground. No worries…you just need to be aware of the times the beach shower house opens and closes.
Overall, a fantastic choice to spend camping…and you wouldn't even know the craziness of Orlando was so close.
Cabin "camped" at Lake Louisa for a long weekend. The cabin was absolutely amazing, clean, spacious, and stocked with everyone we needed. Just had to bring food. Sitting on the porch at night in the glider rocker was so relaxing, there was hardly anyone at the park and it was very quiet. Paddled one of the lakes and did some productive bass fishing. There are kayaks to rent, or you can bring your own. BBQ'd in a pavilion one eve and it was super clean too. Biked the paved roads and hiked miles and miles of wooded trails. The public bathrooms were immaculate and the rangers we ran into were so very kind and helpful. Just bring plenty of bug spray! We can't wait to go back to tent camp next time!