Lake Louisa State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Experience a different side of Florida at Lake Louisa State Park. With its lush greenery and marshy lakes, this inland park is the perfect place for a family adventure. Five lakes and two streams offer an endless array of water adventures; kayak to the far reaches of the swamp, cool off with a swim, or fish from the shore. With 20 miles of trails and a fantastic array of local wildlife, the park is also popular with hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Orlando and its world-class theme parks are just 30 miles away, and the charming village of Winter Garden is 15 miles northeast, near Lake Apopka.

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Weather
Spring 60-85 F
Summer 75-90 F
Fall 60-85 F
Winter 55-75 F
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Nearby Cities
Orlando, FL
Winter Garden, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Louisa State Park

If you love to stay in comfort, an RV is the perfect way to experience Lake Louisa State Park. Days and nights in this part of Florida are often warm and humid, and your motorhome is the ideal escape. Don't own your own? No problem. An RV rental is a fun way to see how RV camping suits your style.

Lake Louisa State Park Campground

With 60 campsites, Lake Louisa State Park campground offers a bustling family-friendly atmosphere. Campsites are spread out along the shores of Dixie Lake and Hammond Lake; you can choose from back-in, pull-through, and ADA-accessible spots. Every site offers 30-amp and 50-amp power, and a select few also offer water hookups. The maximum length is 85 feet, but many sites are 40-45 feet long; be sure to check the individual site details before booking. No matter which site you choose, you'll be able to walk to the bathhouse and access the dump station. Rates start at $24 per night and $168 per week in the summer season.

Torchlite RV Park

Just a few miles north of Lake Louisa State Park, Torchlite RV Park offers sites with full hookups. Spots here are shaded by mature oak trees, so your motorhome stays cooler year-round. If you're in a big rig, you'll love the easy access and the pull-through sites. There's also a bathhouse, clubhouse, and shuffleboard court for convenience. Rates start at $40 per night for full hookups and $35 per night if you only need water and electricity.

Orlando RV Resort

When it comes to family camping, it’s hard to beat the Orlando RV Resort. It's packed with fun activities, including a playground, a swimming pool, a spring-fed lake, a sandy beach, and organized activities. You'll also find a hot tub, shuffleboard court, fitness center, sports courts, game room, and much more. Kids, in particular, love the computer club and mini-golf course. Choose full-hookup sites and enjoy the park's restrooms and showers. Rates vary by season.

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What to Do at
Lake Louisa State Park

Inside Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park covers more than 4,000 acres, each one packed with fun activities. On hot days, head straight for Lake Louisa; it's the only lake that allows swimming. Interested in exploring the water? Rent canoes and kayaks at Dixie Lake, or bring your own and hand-launch it at Lake Louisa, Hammond Lake, Dixie Lake, Smokehouse Lake, or Bear Lake. Paddles and electric trolling motors are permitted. All of the lakes are also open for fishing. For the most remote experience, register with the ranger station and bring a boat to Smokehouse Lake. The park also offers 20 miles of trails, so you can hike, bike, or ride horses.

Outside Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is located in the center of Florida, close to some of the state's most popular attractions. Whether you're looking for wildlife, theme parks, or a five-star dining experience, you'll find it within an hour's drive. The local wilderness is also exceptional, with lakes, swamps, and crystal-clear springs to choose from.

Restaurants

Akina Sushi & Asian Food Bistro

The family-owned Akina Sushi & Asian Food Bistro offers both sushi and a variety of pan-Asian dishes. Using fresh ingredients and contemporary twists on classic dishes, this spot is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Type: Sushi, Asian

Location: 4300 S Hwy 27 #101, Clermont, FL 34711

The Friar Tuck

Dig into a plate of fish and chips or a full English breakfast at The Friar Tuck, an adorable British pub. With a menu that includes dishes like Scotch eggs and sausage rolls, you can get your travel fix without leaving the state.

Type: British

Location: 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd #302, Clermont, FL 34714

Mickey Finn's Irish Pub

Another internationally inspired spot is Mickey Finn's Irish Pub, which serves excellent beer and Irish cuisine. Check the schedule for live music and events like karaoke.

Type: Irish pub

Location: 16909 High Grove Blvd, Clermont, FL 34714

Flippers Pizzeria

If you’re craving pizza, Flippers Pizzeria is the perfect place for dinner. Grab a beer and a classic pie or opt for an Italian dish like Caprese or pesto chicken sandwich.

Type: Pizza

Location: 2523 US-27, Clermont, FL 34711

Troy's Cuban Deli

Don't be fooled by the unassuming design of Troy's Cuban Deli; the flavorful food will have you coming back for more. Try a bit of everything in the cafeteria-style serving line or grab one of the fantastic Cuban sandwiches to go.

Type: Cuban

Location: 1200 Oakley Seaver Dr, Clermont, FL 34711

Shopping

Kingsridge

One of the closest shopping centers to the park, Kingsridge offers a grocery store and a variety of small shops.

Location: 2105 Hartwood Marsh Rd, Clermont, FL 34711

Clermont Bicycles

If you're planning to bike the local paths, Clermont Bicycles provides all of the supplies you need. If you're buying a bike, the staff will even deliver it right to you.

Location: Clermont Town Center 1712, FL-50, Clermont, FL 34711

Windu's Comics & Collectibles LLC

Comic enthusiasts and collectors shouldn't miss  Windu's Comics & Collectibles LLC, a small store with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Location: 194 N US-27 suite a, Clermont, FL 34711

Jot Em Down Store

With its stock of unique antique pieces, Jot Em Down Store is a must-visit spot for treasure hunters.

Location: 856 W Myers Blvd, Mascotte, FL 34753

Orlando International Premium Outlets

Get designer clothing at bargain prices at the Orlando International Premium Outlets. This massive outdoor mall offers a huge variety of well-known brands, as well as a food court.

Location: 4951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Sightseeing

Orlando Theme Parks

A visit to Lake Louisa State Park is a great opportunity to check out one or more of Orlando's theme parks. There are plenty to choose from: Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and Universal Orlando Resort. In fact, the Magic Kingdom is just 20 miles away, and Universal is an easy 29-mile drive.

Location: Orlando, Florida

Kennedy Space Center

If you're interested in the American space program, the Kennedy Space Center is well worth the 77-mile drive. The center's visitor complex has been redesigned, offering thrilling experiences like the Race to the Moon Apollo 8 Firing Room, the Saturn V rocket, and the introduction to the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Afterward, take a break in the IMAX theater. You can easily spend a full day here. It's ideal for both kids and adults.

Location: Merritt Island, Florida

Showcase of Citrus

Just three miles south of Lake Louisa State Park, the Showcase of Citrus is a fun family-friendly place to experience Florida's orange groves. Pick your own fruit to enjoy at your campsite, feed the farm animals, or take a monster-truck tour of the massive ranch. You can even drop by the Old Country Store for orange-flavored ice cream or bottle of wine and enjoy it in the peaceful picnic area.

Location: Clermont, Florida

Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve

Explore more of the Florida wilderness at the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve. With five different units, this park enables you to check out cypress ponds, oak hammocks, river swamps, and more. Visit individual areas, or get an overview by hiking the Florida National Scenic Trail.

Location: Webster, Florida

Three Sisters Springs

Experience the magic of Florida’s crystal-clear natural springs at Three Sisters Springs. Walk the boardwalk or kayak. As you look down, you'll see fish swimming below. This area is also popular with manatees. If you paddle in, you can even swim and snorkel in the warm, sparkling water.

Location: Crystal River, Florida

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How to Get to
Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is located next to Highway 27. Coming from Orlando, the easiest way to get in is to take Highway 50 and turn south on Highway 27. If you're coming from Tampa, hop on I-4.

Entering Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is open from 8 a.m. until the sun goes down every day of the year. Campers have access to park facilities 24/7.

Per vehicle : $5

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