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One day out at Louisa State Park
For the nature lovers, Lake Louisa State Park is a Must Do.
Located on US Highway 27 just a few miles North of the West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (also known as 192) or a short drive from Orlando, this park is highly noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes.
The State Park has been created in 1973.
Perched atop the ridge, Lake Louisa State Park features rolling hills and six lakes.
Lake Louisa, is the largest of a 13 lakes chain, and is part of an Outstanding Florida Water Way. The park’s most accessible lakes are Lake Hammond, Lake Dixie and Lake Louisa which are popular spots for fishing, canoeing, bird watching and hiking opportunities.
Anglers can fish in four of the park’s six lakes, and because activities that utilize the natural resources are encouraged, gasoline powered engines are not allowed. Only boats powered by trolling motors or without motors are permitted.
Here fishing from the park’s pier or on a small boat, largemouth bass and speck are popular catches for anglers.
On one fall morning, deer, raccoons, wild pigs, wild turkeys could be seen while the vegetation also offers a great variety of species. We took wonderful pictures of centenarian (oak) trees (see here under).
So do not forget to take your photographic material and also your wide-angles and zooms. As they will be heavily used, remember to charge your batteries and to empty your memory cards ! ! !
Other than wildlife viewing, the 25 miles of trails accommodate hikers while cyclists and horseback riders are also welcome at Lake Louisa State Park.
Behind the above park activities, the site offers areas with tables, seats and also charcoal barbeques for pick-nicking. Park guests are able to carry their own food and grill their meat on the BBQ’s (do not forget your charcoal bag and matches or lighters)
For families on holiday, an escape to this natural jewel will be a nice break in their agenda between visiting Theme Parks and the huge shopping’s that Orlando has to offer.
Louisa State Park is a quiet and peaceful place… it’s really huge so the chances are great you will only meet a few other persons on your day long and will feel like living out of the time.
We found this area to be a gorgeous part of Florida that doesn’t really look like Florida. Being on the Lake Louisa Ridge brings a lot of diversity you don’t see anywhere else in the state.
Practical information :
Address : 7305 U. S. Highway 27 - Clermont, Florida 34714
The park is open from 8:00 a. m. until sundown, 365 days a year
$5. 00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4. 00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2. 00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass
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