The best camping near Lake Louisa State Park

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Explore the hills and lakes of this state park by foot, horseback, or kayak.  

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Smokey Acres

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Brooksville, FL
Welcome to Smokey Acres! This property has been in my family for decades. My Husband and I were married under the oaks and have had our share of campfires out there. Down a hidden gravel drive with wetlands on either side you will find a completely fenced in field surrounded by pine, oak, and swamp maple trees. There are two ponds located on the property both stocked with bass, bluegill, and sunfish. The front pond is home to many natural Florida wildlife and is a great location to bird watch. Located a few miles from Brooksville and the Suncoast Parkway, this quiet and peaceful setting is just 5 minutes from the parking area and trailhead for the Suncoast Trail and 10 miles from the famous Weeki Wachee Springs, where you can spend the day at the local park or float down the river with the manatees. Withlacoochee State Park and other natural preserves with trail access and kayaking are only a short distance away, and Dames Cave, Homosassa Springs, and Chasawiska Springs are all within a ~20-minute drive as well. Spending a day at the beach is easy with plenty of options along the Nature Coast. We’re also less than an hour from Tampa and Clearwater and two hours from Orlando. A perfect weekend get-away for anyone looking to “unplug,” Smokey Acres is also a great stop for those passing through the area. We are a close distance to many racing, livestock, boating and fishing events. We have no problem accommodating whatever you’re towing! Whether you'd like a leisurely day on the river or an adventure in the Gulf, there are plenty of boating options nearby. Be sure to make it back to the property in time to enjoy amazing sunsets that bring peace and tranquility to your experience. Our neighbors, JG Ranch, offers U- Pick Fruit and Vegetables or a great selection of local harvest at their roadside stand. This 10-acre property has been in my family for decades. My Husband and I were married under the oaks and have had our share of campfires together out there. I've recently moved back home with my own family and as much as we enjoy the land for ourselves we'd love to share it. Any profit from hosting campers will help us maintain our sustainable farm that we're hoping to expand onto Smokey Acres. Just in! Our dirt road has been repaved. So no worries about a bumpy drive in!
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Flat Land Center

23 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Christmas, FL
Tucked away in the lush, tropical countryside of East Orlando, A 20 min Equidistant drive to Orlando or to the Beach, this safe, lush and cozy 5-acre property used to function as a cedar tree farm, now The #FlatLandCenter, it is a perfect place to get away for the night and escape to the true wilderness. Born of creative ethics, this is the perfect spot for the traveling earth dweller. You really are in the middle of nowhere (and everywhere), World-famous theme Parks, cool local parks, beautiful beaches, all within a short drive of your campsite. Aromatic orange blossom scent hangs in the air during the spring months, and winters are sunny and crisp. Outdoor showers feel amazing in the summer! Extra-Hot water in colder seasons. Cows and horses are your neighbors and you'll probably see plenty of butterflies and rabbits and birds of all kinds here at PowerLand. Upgrade to one of our “Glamping” Yurt tent sites, Come pitch a tent at one of the last places you can really star-gaze ... We are more central than Central Florida! Minutes to highways 95 ,50, 408, 417, 520, 528 and i4… We also offer the following additions to your stay to make your experience extra memorable: -Large Charcuterie Board (serves 6-8) $75/ Small Charcuterie Board (serves 2) $25 -Locally Brewed LIVING VITALITEA kombucha cans for $5 each (served in glass) -100% Organic Arabica coffee by the cup $3/ Full Carafe $10 -Homegrown Organic Pine Needle tea $2.50 a cup/ $8 Full kettle -$15 precut wood bundles -$15 reservation for space heater in some listings when available (Ask about our Organic , All-Natural Clay facials and body treatments!)
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Lucky U Ranch

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents60 acres · Bushnell, FL
Authentic old Florida homestead. Beautiful Spanish moss veiled Grandfather Oak trees, rolling subtle grassy hills and Cypress filled wetlands with an abundant of bird life every day. We raise Nigerian Dairy goats and always have time for goat visits and petting. Our horses are boarded at night and roam freely during the day along with our donkeys. Hiking our land and marked trails, gives you the feeling of serenity and back to nature, clearing your mind so you can remember what nature is all about. Just minutes away are amazing places and parks like the Withlacoochee State park, Hog Island and the Withlacoochee river, where kayaking is a must. Peace and quiet and privacy as you tent, stay in one of our RV's or bring your own. Be part of our AGRITOURISM VENUE and take part in the RANCH EXPERIENCE, a guided visit to meet and pet our livestock, from baby goats to miniature horses! Get to pet one of our over 60 goats and check out our twin turkeys and many chickens.... Pigs are just begging to be scratched as well!!! As it gets warmer out.... How about renting one of our portable AC's for tent camping. Stay cool at night and enjoy the springs, rivers and forest during the day. ENJOY!
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North Shore Relic Ranch

8 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Mount Dora, FL
This property is called relic ranch because we have actually found a ton of old relics. the campground is under an ancient canopy of oaks. so youll always have shade. the center of the property is unique to say the least but the campground is nature at its finest. there is a 2.6 mile nature trail across from the campground to explore. also there is a boat ramp for fishing about 1/8 mile away. you are welcome to roam over most of the 80 acres. We have goats, cows and chickens as well. All super friendly.
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Wilderness Shores Ranch_Campground!

84 sites · RVs, Tents750 acres · Lakeland, FL
SUMMER SALES GOING ON!!! LARGE SLIP n SLIDE WATER FUN HERE!!!! 750 acres of Ranch, Water and Islands to explore!! Wilderness Shores is an active Texas Longhorn Ranch with 3 beautiful miles of Shoreline and 750 acres of Ranch, Water and Islands to explore! Lake View or Oak Forest RV sites available with (20/30/50 amp) along with double water hookups and dump station on site! WE have beautiful RV CAMPERS ON SITE TO RENT AS WELL!!! Campers sleep 4, 6, 8 guests!! Shoreline tents sites available right along the Lake shoreline! Or chose a Primitive Tent Campsite or RV boondocking! Picnic table, fire ring, water and charcoal grills provided with RV sites and Shoreline tent sites! Don't have a tent? We rent those too! Tent rentals medium/large are $35-$45. FREE HIGHSPEED OPTIC WIFI ON THE RANCH FOR ALL! SUMMER WATER FUN WITH LARGE SLIP & SLIDES with HELICOPTER WATER SPRAYS!!! Come see the beautiful scenery, animals and breathtaking sunsets! We are Florida's Best Kept Secret! Non-Urbanized, Solitude and Family Fun Recreation! Join us for our exciting Texas Longhorn Cattle drives and kid Hayrides! Pet and feed snacks to our herd of friendly Nigerian Dwarf goats, beautiful Ranch Horses and our amazing Longhorn Cows! Grab a kayak (we rent them) and hit the lake to explore our dozens of islands and vast waterways! Walk or bike ride our many ridge trails! Along with FISHING GALORE!!! On our vast 3 miles of Lake Shoreline!! Sit on our relaxing 3 person swings throughout the property and enjoy a beautiful nature filled sunrise or sunset! End the day with cookouts, music, fun, laughter and family time around the Campfire! Country Store on site with our grass fed hamburger meat/steaks for sale! Along with other food items/ essentials to purchase. Firewood on site/large round tubful's for a great price to last all weekend! Friendly pets are welcome! Kept on a leash when out & about! Our Ranch and Campsite is a designated Agritourism by the State of Florida combining its two largest industries, Agriculture and Tourism. Feel free to inquire with us! Our website is wildernessshores.com Centrally located! 18 miles to LEGOLAND, 37 miles to Busch Gardens and 32 miles to Disney World! Enjoy all the Parks! In addition, we are 6 miles to Super Walmart for shopping needs and close to lots of restaurants!
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Enchanted Oaks Camp & Farm

6 sites · Lodging9 acres · Ocala, FL
Welcome to Enchanted Oaks Farm and Camp site. We are an 8.5 acre farm in Ocala Florida, that offers unique glamping experiences. Activities in the area include: -Rainbow River Canoe and Kayak (40 minute drive)-K.P. Hole County Park (40 minute drive)-Disney (1 hr 10 minute drive)-Ocala National Forest (30-50 minute drive)-Juniper Springs Swimming Area (1 hr drive)-Ocala Drive-in (30 minute drive)-Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring (52 minute drive)-The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park (29 minute drive)-Silver Springs State Park (40 mintue drive)Hi Y’all, I’m Cassie Peech. I own and operate Enchanted Oaks Farm and Cassie Peech and Company (a wedding and events company based out of Orlando, Jax, and Tampa).We are from a tiny Kentucky town (2000 people), and love to show people our southern hospitality. We originally bought the farm to host weddings but we figured we would give hosting a try and we love it!!
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Lake Thomas

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Dade City, FL
Full electrical, sewer, water hookups, WiFi included, dedicated parking spot, property manager/camp ranger lives on property in private house. 18 total parking spots. Plenty of room for your slides and outdoor set up. Quiet, residential neighborhood setting.Dade City is centrally located in heart of Florida and is close to all the exciting Florida attractions. Just an hour's drive away you can visit beautiful Gulf Beaches, Busch Gardens, Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. Additionally, there are many antique malls, shopping, breweries, restaurants, museums and other places to explore during your stay. In the quaint Dade City square you can explore several boutiques and locally owned restaurants. So you can enjoy either a small town pace or drive a bit for some big city adventures. Either way, you will love your time spent here.
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Glamping @ Lake Louisa

9 sites · Lodging4500 acres · Clermont, FL
P3 LAKE LOUISA The best horseback riding in Clermont! A short drive from Orlando, this 4,500 acre state park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills, scenic landscape, and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. With an abundance of ways to explore and enjoy the park, there is something for everyone at Lake Louisa. Kayak, Canoe, SUP, and Bike Rentals Visitors can enjoy guided horseback trail rides hiking, guided eco-tours, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnic and barbecue areas, a playground for children, and many more outdoor adventures! Glamour + Camping = Glamping! Many different options are available for camping in the park! GLAMPING • CareFree Camping: Luxury Tent A fully furnished, luxury bell tent is offers all the comforts of home. This CareFree Luxury site includes an air-conditioned, fully furnished, well-appointed waterproof canvas bell tent. We include lots of little luxuries, attention to detail, and a creative flair that are the foundation for memories of a lifetime! Our luxury campsites offer a beautifully appointed, 200 sq ft. bell tent, nestled on the edge of Hammond Lake. Enjoy the excitement of the great outdoors without sacrificing the luxuries & comforts of home. • Off-Grid Eco-Tents A fully furnished, outpost tent is fully equipped for a camping trip of a lifetime! Each Eco-Tent site includes a well-appointed, waterproof outpost tent with everything you need for an unplugged getaway. Each Eco-Tent includes one queen bed with linens, interior and exterior remote control solar-powered lights, fire pit, charcoal grill, exterior seating, a single burner propane coffee station, and bottled water with an automatic dispenser spout,
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The Ranch

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Dade City, FL
Beautiful and peaceful farm with a fishing pond. Visit the farm animals or just enjoy a bonfire & the serenity of nature. We have several Different options from Rv or tent sites, a fully furnished Rv camper or a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. Pets are welcome
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Beautiful Orlando-Area Lake Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Ocoee, FL
We have 5 acres of beautiful Florida lakefront land. Sunrise views are amazing then the day unfolds with a variety of sounds and sights of local wildlife. The small and private lake provides options for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing from our dock. You'll feel like you've found the perfect country retreat and will be just 20 minutes from Universal, 30 minutes from Disney, and 10-20 minutes from all West Orange County has to offer.
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Camp Margaritaville Auburndale

383 sites · Lodging, RVs66 acres · Auburndale, FL
Camp Margaritaville RV Resort Auburndale is a family-friendly RV and cabin oasis located in Central Florida. Situated on 66 acres located off the Polk Parkway next to Lake Myrtle in Auburndale, our resort is your all-access pass to everything Florida. From our two resort swimming pools, complete with a 147 ft. water slide, to our 9-hole putting course and tiki bars, we offer amenities to excite the whole family. Even your furry friends are welcome! Explore the major theme parks and sparkling beaches or stay central for a sports event or festival without sacrificing any of the amenities. At Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, Our resort pools are more than just water – they're a sanctuary of luxury and enjoyment that will take your vacation to new heights. Get ready to immerse yourself in a poolside paradise like no other: Our resort features a variety of water-based activities that cater to guests of all ages. Our main pool features a thrilling 147 ft. water slide, whereas our Chill Pool overlooks Lake Myrtle. And the best part, our pools are heated year-round, so no matter when you visit, you can always enjoy a dip. So come join us at Camp Margaritaville Auburndale, where every day is a pool day! We understand that family vacations are all about creating magical moments that your kids will cherish forever. That's why we're thrilled to present an array of kid-friendly amenities that will light up their smiles and make your stay truly unforgettable! From the moment your kids step foot on our resort, they'll be immersed in a world of adventure. Our dedicated play areas are designed to ignite their imagination, whether they're making a splash at the Jolly Mon Splash Pad, engaging in age-friendly activities, or making new friends at the Parakeets Kid's Park. Download our app to see our weekly activities schedule! Our resort boasts sprawling grounds where your pets can explore, sniff, and play to their heart's content. Enjoy leisurely strolls through paradise and scenic pathways, making memories together every step of the way. Take them to explore and play at one of our four Barkaritaville Dog Parks, located throughout the resort. Pamper them with a bath and blow dry at one of our two Barkaritaville Dog Spas. Or you can take them to exercise at our dog run! We ensure a paw-positive vacation for all our furry guests! Rain or shine, energize your mornings with an invigorating workout, or wind down after a day of adventure with a rejuvenating evening session. Enjoy the refreshing AC in our Fins Up! Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment. Or work up a sweat at our out-door basketball courts! Whether you're aiming to refine your skills or simply have fun, our fitness areas provide the perfect backdrop.
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The Olive Grove Cabin Tent

19 sites · Lodging4 acres · Brookridge, FL
Glamping in The Olive Grove. Aframe Cabin Tent nestled in a 4 acre olive orchard. We are a working farm and harvest and mill our olives into high quality, extra virgin olive oil. Free range chickens and ducks and rescue dogs roam the grounds. Cabin tent side opens, queen bed, Wi-fi, heat and AC, TV, electric outlets and fire pit. Kitchenette and bathrooms are separate from the cabin tent. Kitchenette has coffee maker, toaster over/ air fryer, hot plate, pots and pans. Bathrooms have showers with hot water and flushing toilets. Located on the bike path, close to Weeki Wachee River Mermaids and the beautiful Chassahwitzka River. Relax, rest and take it all in. No pets please. Enjoy farm fresh eggs and fresh olive oil with your stay, our gift. Firewood available $1 per log. Farm Store open on weekends August thru March. Ask about our kayak and sailboat adventures.
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The best camping near Lake Louisa State Park guide

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With not one, not two, but six lakes to choose from, getting on the water is a must at Lake Louisa State Park. Set sail on a boat tour, rent a canoe or stand-up paddleboard on Dixie Lake, try your luck fishing from the lakeside, or cool off with a swim at Lake Louisa. If you can tear yourself away from the water, there are more than 27 miles of multi-use trails to explore, with options for biking, horseback riding, and hiking. Campers have choices too, from glamping to hike-in tent sites, and you can even bring your horse or dog.

Lake Louisa State Park Cabin Rentals

Whether you want to set sail around one of the park’s six lakes, cool off with a swim, or take to the water to canoe or stand-up paddleboard—you’ll never be far from the water at Lake Louisa State Park. Campers and glampers have plenty of options within the park, but if you prefer your campsite with four walls and a solid roof, there are also 20 cabins available to rent. Open year-round, renting a heated and air-conditioned cabin is the ideal way to keep cool in summer and stay warm and dry through winter, and all spots are within a short walk of Dixie Lake. With space for up to six people, cabins provide plenty of space for families or small groups, and come with a lounge, bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. Just don’t leave it until the last minute to make a reservation—cabins get snapped up fast!

Lake Louisa State Park Cabin Rentals

Whether you want to set sail around one of the park’s six lakes, cool off with a swim, or take to the water to canoe or stand-up paddleboard—you’ll never be far from the water at Lake Louisa State Park. Campers and glampers have plenty of options within the park, but if you prefer your campsite with four walls and a solid roof, there are also 20 cabins available to rent. Open year-round, renting a heated and air-conditioned cabin is the ideal way to keep cool in summer and stay warm and dry through winter, and all spots are within a short walk of Dixie Lake. With space for up to six people, cabins provide plenty of space for families or small groups, and come with a lounge, bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. Just don’t leave it until the last minute to make a reservation—cabins get snapped up fast!

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: The main Lake Louisa State Campground has 60 full hookup sites between Dixie and Hammond lake, plus 20 cabins overlooking the lake. 
  • Best for tent campers: the two Primitive Campsites (Wilderness Point and Pine Point) provide walk-in tent camping with fire rings and picnic tables. There’s no water or restroom so bring everything you need with you.
  • Best for horsey Hipcampers: Lake Louisa Equestrian Campsites have primitive sites alongside five horse paddocks with lush grazing pasture and non-potable water.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 60 full-facility campsites at Lake Louisa State Campground, as well as cabins, and the equestrian and primitive campsites via the Florida State Parks Reservation website. 
  2. Florida residents can make Lake Louisa campsite reservations 11 months in advance, while non-residents can make reservations 10 months in advance.
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially for cabins in peak season (April-September) or over holiday weekends, so book at least three months in advance.

When to go

With warm daytime temperatures year-round, outdoor activities are enjoyable at Lake Louisa State Park right through winter. However, there’s no doubt summer is the most popular time to visit. Crowds flock to the lakes to cool off from the Florida heat, but it’s still not as crowded as you might think, and camping can make an affordable alternative to Orlando’s resorts. 

Know before you go

  • Lake Louisa State Park is set 28 miles west of Orlando, about a 35-minute drive away.
  • There are day-use fees for all Florida State Parks, and campsite booking fees also apply. 
  • You can bring your own boat to Lake Louisa, but there is no public boat ramp—the closest is at Palatlakaha River Park. Hand-launched canoes, kayaks, and small boats are permitted on the lakes, while swimming is permitted only at the designated swimming area at Lake Louisa.
  • Facilities at Lake Louisa include restrooms, picnic areas with grills, a playground, and fishing docks at Dixie, Hammond, and Bear lakes. A rental concession stand is located at Dixie Lake Picnic Area and rents bikes, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes. 
  • There are accessible restrooms, campsites, fishing docks, and picnic sites at Lake Louisa State Park. 

Nearby attractions

Combine the magic of Disney with the great outdoors by camping near Walt Disney World. This experience is perfect for families, offering the thrill of Disney adventures by day, and the peaceful serenity of camping under the stars by night.

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