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Upcoming Events

Jan. 27, Fri.Snakes Alive*7:00 pm
Feb. 4, Sat.Music and Campfile on Lake Louisa6:00 pm
Mar. 11, Sat.Poochapalooza on Lake Louisa 
Apr. 1, Sat.Volunteer Work Day9:00 AM
May 6, Sat.Nature Fest on Lake Louisa 
May 27, Sat.5k Race (check @SommerSports) 
Aug. 25, Fri.African Falcon Presentation*7:00 pm
Oct. 7, Sat.Equestrian Obstacle Trail Challenge 
Nov. 4, Sat.Fishing Clinic 
Dec. 16, Sat.Santa's Twilight 5k Race 

*These are held at the Volunteer Building with limited seating;
please register by calling the ranger station at (352) 394-3969.

Snakes: Gotta Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em

Please join us Friday, January 27th for  a presentation by Scott Spaulding, Park Manager.  Scott will discuss various snake species, the importance of snakes in our natural world, and the importance of being a responsible snake owner.  Come on out and enjoy this free presentation and meet some members of the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park.  The presentation begins at 7PM and will be held at the park’s administrative office.  The park’s main entrance is located at 7305 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714.  Access to the park from Lake Nellie Road will also be available for the presentation at 12540 State Park Drive, Clermont, FL 34714.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 25th to reserve your spot by calling (352) 394-3969.  Space is limited.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Events

Want to participate in Poochapalooza as an exhibitor, vendor, or volunteer?
Please contact Amy at


2016 OTC Scores

Erin Tharp4729 secs
Macy Oxford4625
Lauren Volland4528.1
Brianna Telemaco4213.4
Gracie Harper3919
Amber VanRooyen3819
Hannah Harricharan3734.9
Corey McCommon3042
Sydney Rovira2524


Nicolette Meadows4817 secs
Emily Cook4537.3
Hannah Jones4426.5
Morgan Swann4350
Stephanie Walters4015
Dominique Palka3920
Katie Straub3617
Jacqueline Duncan3620
Mackenzie Wyatt1438


Senior Novice
Terry Alday4821secs
Ellie Crowder4723
Kathy Kramer4641
Sandra Parker4534
Janine Pardee4119
Renie Botha4021
Barbara Charron3528
Kathy Grinstead3327.7
Nardine Panek3337
Eva Edeback3021
Lynne Uutinen3027
Dennis Dudley2732.1
Mike Charron2522
Roxanne Allen2044


Senior Advanced
Connie Lloyd5023.2 secs
Sherry Diamond4922.9
Warren Cason4720
Patricia Cason4620.4
Karen Ketchum4520


Adult Novice
Donna Calloway4919.4
Linda Bradley4922
Mallory Howell4826.3
Debbie Phillips4723.5
Kim Wescott4727.2
Miah Bradley4617.6
Danielle Doorneweerd4620.5
Angela Jenkins4526
Delia Bradley4538
Jennifer Rider4424.9
Donna Coquyt4429.6
Rebecca Berry4429.7
Margo Cook4434.6
Morgan Skrahalak4436
Laura Ohlrich4228.4
Michelle Downs4236.7
Cathy Rotola4020.2
Stephanie VanRooyah3924.6
Dwayne Schwarz3723.6
Kristy Ralerson3545.8
Norma Strausburg3428.8
Sharon Ring3440.1
Penny Schwarz3218.7
Bethany Bailey2841
Robin Hadley2736.4
Michelle McGaffick2234.2
Rose Streznetcky2244.3
Weaver Raulerson1944.3
Taylor McCommon1142


Adult Advanced
Janine Charles4919.9 secs
Vicki Anderson4920
Lesa Roe4922.2
Vickie Oliva4819.1
Kerry Young4718.3
Brianne Downs4735
Delynn Montgomery4426
Tandi Wheeler3332.4
Cindy Turek2733.4

Tracing the First Floridians

The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park welcome Nigel Rudolph of the Florida Public Archaeology Network on Friday, August 19th at 7:00pm when he will be providing a free presentation, 'Tracing the First Floridians, the Paleoindians'. Exciting research by archaeologists across Florida is shedding light on some of our state's earliest residents: the Paleoindians. This talk will explore what we know about Florida's first residents, as well as how archaeology can inform us about this little understood part of our past. Please RSVP to 352-394-3969 if you are planning to attend as space is limited. Regular park admission fee does apply. We hope to see you there!



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Fall 2016 Equestrian Obstacle Trail Challenge

Equestrian Obstacle Trail Challenge

October 1, 2016

Ride the Beautiful Lake Louisa State Park Equestrian Trails

Back entrance - 12514 State Park Drive Clermont, FL 34714
Front entrance - 7305 US Hwy 27 Clermont, FL34714

On-line Registration Begins August 1!
(On-line registration ends the evening of Wednedsay, September 28)

Enjoy the Family Friendly Obstacle Trail Challenge

* Food * Fun * Prizes *

Costume Contest for OTC Participants
 Theme: Harvest Hoedown

Farming / Food / Farm Land / Harvesting / Livestock / Scarecrows / Horn of Plenty / Hay or Wheat

Gates open at 7:00am, Registration begins at 8:00am, and all riders must be checked in by 9:30am

Fee: Junior/Youth - $25
All others - $35
Day-of fee charge: Additional $5/rider

Senior DivisionsAdvanced and Novice
Adult DivisionsAdvanced and Novice
             Junior           Youth

(Copy of Rules)

Free Show on the Beach

On both Friday July 22nd and 29th, The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park are welcoming back Actors Reaching Out, who will be providing a free performance of their show “The Wolf and its Shadows” at 7:00pm both nights on the main beach of Lake Louisa.  If you had the chance to attend Nature Fest in May you may have seen them perform some of their other children’s shows.  This is an event open to the public.  Bring a blanket or chair and come on out to enjoy a great family event in a beautiful location! [If you are not already in the park, the normal entrance fee will be collected as you come through the ranger station. An 'iron' ranger is situated at the back entrance off Nellie Road if you plan to walk to the beach area from the back parking lot.]


Garden 'Party'

Saturday, May 21 from 9am - 10am is a planned work day for our gardens at the park. We want to put in a little extra effort since a garden club will be touring our gardens next month. Can you come out and give a hand? Our gardens are something to be proud of, but a little extra umph is always welcome.

If you can help, be sure to help yourself by wearing closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, perhaps a hat. And, as always, bring water.

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