Upcoming Events

 On-line registration for OTC is active 
Sept. 28, Wed.On-line registration for OTC ends10:30pm
October 1, Sat.Obstacle Trail Challenge, equestrian field7:30am - 2:00pm

All events are held at the Volunteer Building unless otherwise indicated.

*There is limited seating for these events; please register by calling the ranger station at (352) 394-3969.

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.

Nature Fest 2016

It was a gorgeous day down by the lake. We hope all of you who came had an enjoyable outing.

 - The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park

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Nature Fest 2016 Exhibitors

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Please visit www.nrpa.org/BeInspired between now and April 30 and follow the simple directions to nominate Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, FL to win a random drawing of $20,000. The more nominations received, the greater the odds of Lake Louisa State Park being selected

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