Event difficulty Rating: 1 of 10 - Easy
(Relaxing cabin life on the lake)
Physical Requirement Rating:
Children Allowed: Yes (All Ages)
Pets Allowed: Sorry, No Pets
Join the Tampa Adventure Group in a beautiful lake front cabin to relax on the front porch and read, if you feel more adventurous rent a canoe and paddle one of the many lakes, or throw on your pack and hike sections of the 20 miles the park has to offer, or run the rare Florida hills for some great cross country views and training. Don't forget the option for the delicious dinner being prepared by Chef Stan which shouldn't be missed!
- 3 Day 2 Night Cabin
- 3 course dinner prepared from local fresh ingredients by Chef Stan served Saturday night (Optional: See menu below)
- Your own bed each night
- Florida park fees
- Access to the entire Lake Louisa State Park, including grills, lake, biking trails, hiking trails, taxes
- Bonfire in the fire pit
- Smores with chocolates and crackers
- Parking included
A short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa is the largest in a chain of 13 lakes connected by the Palatlakaha River, which is designated as an Outstanding Florida Waterway.
Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake, and Hammond Lake, the park's most accessible lakes, provide access for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park's six lakes, but gasoline-powered boats are not allowed; only boats powered by trolling motors or without motors are permitted.
When visiting the Park we may have a chance of seeing wildlife like bob cats, otters, wild turkey, Sherman fox squirrels, gopher tortoises, sand skinks, white-tailed deer, ospreys and bald eagles, to mention a few.
Canoeing & Kayaking
The park offers a canoe and kayak launch at Dixie Lake just off of the fishing pier. Lake Louisa offers canoe and kayak accessibility also but does not have a designated launch area. Canoe and kayakers would have to launch off of the Lake Louisa beach, which is accessible via Lake Nellie Road or our main entrance off of Hwy. 27. Both lakes provide canoers and kayakers an excellent opportunity to see an assortment of wildlife or to just find serenity in the calm waters.
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. This lake is a beautiful lake that offers fishermen not only a chance to catch fish but also a chance to see some of the park's abundant wildlife. Dixie Lake is located approximately half a mile inside the park and has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, bathroom, and a sheltered pavilion. The park prohibits gas-powered motorboats and boat trailers, (hand launch only), into the lakes. Only boats powered by trolling motors or manually powered are allowed. All Florida freshwater fishing laws and bag limits are enforced. Please check with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for current fishing license requirements.
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. A .5 mile nature trail is located at the Lake Louisa parking lot. The trail winds through three of the parks eleven natural communities with interpretive trail signs provided for visitors to read about the park's flora and fauna.
Lake Louisa has many types of wildlife at the park, including butterfly's and birds. Take a moment to print our butterfly and birding checklist to see how many you can find.
We will be staying in brand new cabins right on the lake. Come see Florida State Parks' newest cabins overlook beautiful Lake Dixie. These cabins offer two bedrooms/two baths, full kitchen and dining/livingroom area. Each cabin is fully equipped with dishes, pots & pans, silverware, linens, towels, picnic tables and rockers on the porch. All you need is food and your personal items. Sorry, pets will not be allowed in the cabins.
The Cabin Includes:
Lake Front: Yes
Air Conditioning: Central
Hot Water: Yes
Bed Type: Queen,Single,Twin/Double
Living Room: Yes
Number of Beds: 4
Fridge with Freezer: Yes
Picnic Table: Yes
Shower/Bath Type: Bathtub with Shower
Friday Day 1
Arrive at the cabin and check in with TAG staff for bed assignments. If you plan arrive after 8PM please call TAG (1-855-8000-TAG) so we can provide you with the gate code and give you directions to the cabins.
Once everyone arrives please join the TAG meeting which will cover valuable information including a layout of the park, maps, local activities, and a itinerary of each day and answer any questions you may have. Afterword, your free to relax and settle in for the night.
Saturday Day 2
Wake up and make breakfast, then its your free time for hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, photography, fishing, birding, etc. You can also visit nearby Orlando and the many attractions the city offers only 20-30 mins away.
Please be back at the cabins by 5PM, by then your appetite should guide you back on its own. Relax an enjoy your freshly prepared dinner from Chef Stan's creative dinner menu (see below).
Camp fire at the fire pit (pending any fire bans) be ready for marsh mellows and smores, provided for a toasty evening campfire treat.
Sunday Day 3
Wake up and enjoy another Florida sunrise with coffee or tea, and make breakfast.
Finally pack up your belongings and depart until next time.
Note: Optional Saturday night dinner prepared by Chef Stan available for purchase when you register for this event.
- Rich south-western corn chowder
- Pork loin with in a rich demi-glaze reduction
- Roasted vegetables with hints of rosemary
- Honey-butter baked acorn squash
- Golden-Yukon roasted-garlic mashed potatoes
- Cinnamon and cream cheese infused baked apples
- Iced water
- Iced tea
- Hot tea
Food for breakfast and lunch
- Sports Drinks/Water
Clothes for a 3 day vacation
- Jacket for cold weather
Cell phone charger
Kayak or Canoe
Backpack and hiking shoes
- Headlamp or flashlight
Anything else that you require for comfort...
$79.50 - per person
$16.41 - 3 course dinner per person (Optional)
No Refunds within 48 hours of the event
No refunds if you don't show
Refunds will be issued if the event is canceled
Inside the cabins
Inside the cabins
View of the cabin from the parking area
Beautiful sunrise view from the cabins
Biking one of the parks trails
BBQ outside near the cabins
Kayaking on one of the parks lakes
Park Maps :
Click here to view a map of the park
Directions and Maps:
Reservations for: Cabin 1, Cabin 2, and Cabin 3
Lake Louisa State Park
7305 US Hwy 27
Clermont, Florida 34714
Directions from Tampa:
Take the ramp on the left onto I-275 S
Merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando
Take exit 55 toward Clermont
Merge onto FL-25/US-27 N
Slight right to stay on FL-25/US-27 N
Turn left at Lake Louisa State Park Rd
Click here for directions to the cabins
Frequently Asked Questions