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Visit Lake Louisa State Park - Orlando / Florida Guide

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As you head north along Highway 27 you will come across Lake Louisa State Park which is a beautiful and peaceful gathering of 6 glistening lakes and scenic landscape that spreads itself over gently sloping hills.

The Palatlakaha River, which has the distinction of being designated and one of Florida' s ' Outstanding Waterways' connects the six lakes and Lake Louisa, Hammond Lake and Dixie Lake are the state park' s most accessible lakes. All three provide a variety of activities such as fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Power boats are not allowed on the lakes, but row boats or those powered by trolling motors are permitted.

Lake Louisa is the the largest in a chain of 13 lakes and is a reasonably sized freshwater lake that lies on the northern end of the Green Swamp. The State Park sits on the south west shore of Lake Louisa and provides the ideal destination for some peace and quiet and a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the attractions. Families can swim and bath on the small gently sloping sandy beach that dips to the shallow shores, ideal for the little ones to paddle. The groves lining the shores offer some great places for the kids to explore. The unguarded beach shore also offer picnic tables and barbecue stands for a good family cookout day while enjoying the scenery of Lake Louisa and its surrounding scenery.

The park covers a large area and offers over 4, 372-acres of natural woodland and is home to large oaks, saw palmettos and bald cypress trees. The nature trails give you an opportunity to unwind while getting some fresh air and possibly a glimpse of the wonderful Florida natural wildlife. There are over 20 miles of natural trails giving you plenty of choice for the kids to meander and observe. Bird watching is a particularly popular activity here.

There is a pavilion at Dixie Lake that has a picnic area and offers easy access to one of the fishing piers. Speckled trout, bluegill and Largemouth bass can all be found in any of the park' s six lakes for the Anglers in the family and for hikers, the park has over 20 miles of trails. For any equestrians, the park provides over 15 miles of horseback trails and a fairly primitive equestrian camp site.

Lake Louisa State Park is located on Highway 27, several miles past Walmart on the left as you head north or 7 miles south of Highway 50 in Clermont. The park is open from 8am until sundown and the entrance fee is $4 per vehicle, with up to 8 passengers.

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