Lake Louisa State Park

Clermont, Florida

Contact Information
12549 State Park Drive
Clermont, 34711
(352) 394-3969

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
Lake Louisa State Park is located on US 27, seven (7) miles south of State Road 50.


Hours of Operation

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

This 4,372-acre state park lies on the shores of Lake Louisa in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp. It is one of 13 in a chain of lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is designated as an Outstanding Florida Water.

Park Activities

Camping, Boating, Boat Ramp, Canoeing, Fishing, Horse Trails, Nature Trails, Picnicking, Showers, and Swimming

Our campground is approximately a 1.5-mile drive from the ranger station and is located between beautiful Dixie Lake and Hammond Lake. It has sixty sites all with electric and water. Fifteen of the sites also include sewer hookups. Sites range is size from 20’ back-ins to a 65’ pull-through. The campground is complete with two bathhouses, two fishing piers, one pavilion, and one dump station. There are three camp loops total; two fifteen-site loops and one thirty-site loop.

Boat Ramp
A public boat ramp is located on the river between Lake Louisa and Lake Susan.

Canoes can be hand launched at the park.

Nature Trails
Hiking is permitted on the horse trails and an abundance of wildlife may be seen. Birding is a favorite activity with sightings dependent on the seasons.

Lake Louisa State Park has fishing access at four of our six lakes. Lake Louisa is our largest lake, which offers fishing access off of the lake’s shoreline. Dixie Lake is our second largest lake and is only accessible by our main entrance off of Hwy. 27.

Horse Trails
Lake Louisa State Park offers miles of trails for equestrian users. Our horse trail parking lot is accessible only off of the Lake Nellie Road, which you can access by C.R. 561. The parking lot has drinking water for horses, hitching posts, and a kiosk with information regarding the horse trails. The trails are currently in the transition of being upgraded and marked but are still open for equestrian users. Please be sure to have with you proof of negative coggins for your horses. The fee is $2.00 per rider daily. Please follow payment instructions at the honor fee station at the trailhead.

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