Lake Louisa State Park

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Not to be confused with Lake Louise State Park. ‹See Tfd›
Lake Louisa State Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Lake Louisa State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Louisa State Park
Location Lake County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Clermont, Florida
Coordinates 28°28′01″N 81°45′29″W / 28.46694°N 81.75806°W / 28.46694; -81.75806Coordinates: 28°28′01″N 81°45′29″W / 28.46694°N 81.75806°W / 28.46694; -81.75806
Area 4,372 acres (17.69 km2)
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Lake Louisa State Park is a 4,372-acre (17.69 km2) Florida State Park located south of Clermont, in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp and the southwestern shore of Lake Louisa. The park has two entrances: the western one is off County Route 561 on Lake Nellie Road, and the eastern one is 7 miles (11 km) south of State Road 50 on U.S. 27. It is made up of bald cypress, live oak and saw palmettos. In addition to Lake Louisa, the park contains Hammond Lake, Dixie Lake, Dude Lake and Bear Lake.

Activities include swimming, picnicking, horeseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing. Amenities include a canoe/kayak ramp, 16 miles (26 km) of equestrian trails, and a primitive equestrian campground, as well as a 0.5-mile (0.80 km) nature trail, 20 miles (32 km) of hiking trails, fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

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