Visiting Florida's state parks and beyond in our Roadtrek. This is how we saw it all. Hopefully, the posts will give you some useful information. Questions and comments are welcome.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Weekend at Florida's Lake Louisa State Park

Just a little south of Clermont on SR27, this park has lakes for fishing and boating, hiking trails, cabins and a day park with a swimming area, beach and picnic area besides an excellent campground.

The sites are well defined level gravel with 50 amp service, water, fire pit and picnic table.  Some have a sewer hookup. There is very little shade in this campground as it is a rather young campground and trees planted are still small.  Good side privacy at most sites.  Our site is #48 at the end of loop C.  Strange, though, there are two loop Cs.  No loop B.

There are three loops with a clean bathhouses and close access to two lakes and a lengthy hiking trail.  The loop road is paved.  There are 11 pull-throughs.
While there is no swimming allowed in the two lakes surrounding the campground, there are three piers to fish from.  At one pier there is a boat launch and picnic area. This is the pier to Hammond Lake.  The pier on Dixie Lake is similar.

The Dixie Lake shoreline off the pier.


Hammond Lake shoreline.

The other direction on Hammond Lake.

Further around Dixie Lake another pier.  One can launch a canoe or kayak here.  There are rentals available.  There is also a pavilion with grill here.
Precautionary signs at Hammond Lake and Dixie Lake.  Not a swimming area.  But, there is a swimming area on Lake Louisa which is a good drive from the campground.  But, if you are into beach, picnicking and swimming it's the worth drive. Kinda long for hiking and biking.

 Another one to think about.

Things seen along the way:

Something going on the water's surface.

Exploding into cotton ball lookalikes.

The sunsets were nice this weekend.

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