Lake Louisa State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: NA
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
Decent State Park
We love checking out state parks, and this one is only ok.
The park itself doesn't really offer too much. It's very large and spread out, with the campground being 3 miles from the entrance. We went on several of the hikes, but they seemed to mostly be old service roads to the orchards, and not necessarily scenic. They're also very sandy, making it difficult to walk on.
The campground itself is also only ok. It's a very long drive down to it, but the sites don't really offer the sense of isolation and privacy that we've become fond of in other Florida State Parks. The sites are all gravel and very defined, and a bit too close together by state park standards. They offer little isolation between each other, not much of a view and none of them have shade. Other than being in walking distance to two fishing piers, the campground is pretty generic feeling and could have very well been anywhere - so why so far away from the entrance?
But, on the plus side, the park seems to be able to accommodate RVs of all sizes with several very long pull-thrus and spacious back-in sites.
There's also ample LTE signal within the park for AT&T and Verizon, and marginal for T-Mobile.
All and all, just an 'eh' feeling for us as compared to other state parks out there. But if looking to avoid private RV parks in the area, this could be a fine choice.
Lake Louisa State Park
Our inexpensive rate is because we are Florida residents with one person over 65. Very quiet park with few campers during our stay. 5/1/12-5/7/12. Each campsite has a picnic table & fire ring. Due to drought conditions fires are not permitted. Hammond Lake is located close to the campsites with two very nice fishing piers. The pads are crushed stone, roads are asphalt. Campsites are 3 miles from the entrance, a nice drive or bike ride on a winding, hilly road. Natural flora & fauna abound. Cabins for rent are available although we didn't investigate them. Restrooms are clean. Hot water is solar heated. Our site #11 is situated to afford privacy from people walking & riding through the campground. This site is a pull through & 90' Not as much shade as other state parks but enjoyable if one moves chairs out of the sun's path. Also using an awning is a good idea. There is a picnic area & beach . Water is warm & shallow. Lake Louisa's beach is near the front of the park. Publix & other chain stores & restaurants a few miles north of the park. This park would be 5 star if Wi-Fi & sewers were available. There is a cell tower close by with 4G service.