What Is It?
This 4,500-acre state park has a cluster of 10 lakes linked by wetlands and creeks. It is 30 minutes outside of Orlando, within the town of Clermont. Because the park is close to many major Florida attractions, it is known as the perfect natural getaway.
Various Camping Experiences
Lake Louisa offers a variety of lodging options. The park has cabins, full-facility campgrounds, primitive camping, equestrian camping and glamping for visitors looking for
a fancier camping experience. This more luxurious camping option has become popular for weddings and family events.
Things to Do
There’s a reason this park is known for its activities. The park offers fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails, along with paddling and swimming. Lake Louisa is the only lake in the park that allows swimming. Bikes, kayaks and canoes can be rented, and visitors can book guided kayak, hiking, Segway and horseback tours.
When To Visit
The park is open 365 days a year, 8 a.m. to sunset. Visitors are plentiful in the summer—making the most of the water activities—but there is fun to be had year-round. Rangers recommend packing bug spray for visits from April to November.
Entry fees are $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists and extra passengers. Camping is $24 plus an additional fee per lodging option: Primitive camping is $5, glamping is $95 and cabins are $120. For more information about the park and to book an overnight stay, visit www. floridastateparks. org/parks-and- trails/lake-louisa- state-park or contact 352-394- 3969.