Are you looking for a unique place to escape into nature with your love? Book an intimate weekend getaway at the cabins at Lake Louisa State Park. Camping and glamping are possible here. You can rent a private two-bedroom cabin with stunning lake views and plenty of room to relax.
Located just 35 minutes from downtown Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park is the perfect place to relax, explore, and reconnect with loved ones. Hike the trails, take a guided horseback ride, or simply enjoy the view from your spacious porch. The cabins are super versatile, making them an ideal getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and casual nature lovers. Here’s everything you need to know before booking your stay at Lake Louisa State Park Cabins.
How much is a cabin at Lake Louisa State Park?
Cabin rentals at Lake Louisa State Park are only $120 per night. There is a Two-night minimum stay required on weekends and holidays, with one-night stays available every other day. Reservations open 11 months in advance and weekends book up fast, so be sure to secure your spot right away! We booked our June stay, for example, five months in advance. online booking or call 800-326-3521.
Comfort, flexibility and peace of mind! No need to worry about pitching a tent in scorching heat or pouring rain. Show up, unlock the door and settle into your own air-conditioned oasis.
Each cabin has the following features:
- two rooms
- two bathrooms
- screened porch
- spacious living area
- dining table for six people
- a cozy fireplace
- fully equipped kitchen
The kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave and fridge/freezer combination. The shelves are well stocked with plates, glasses, cooking utensils, etc. If you want to do some cooking during your stay, you will have everything you need.
All bedding, towels and sheets are provided – just put all your used sheets in the laundry bag before you leave. Almost every room has a ceiling fan, so you can walk in on a hot day and immediately feel that fresh, cool air on your face.
You also get a ton of outdoor space with a private fire pit, grill, picnic benches, and two parking spots. Some cabins even have paths leading directly to the nature trail that circles Dixie Lake. My favorite feature is the wraparound porch – it’s almost as wide as the shared living areas, with comfy rocking chairs, a picnic table for alfresco dining, and lake views for days. It’s the perfect place to snuggle up and watch a storm roll in or watch an awe-inspiring sunset.
Glamping more your style? A Glamping Weekend Getaway at Lake Louisa State Park
Recreation at Lake Louisa State Park
While you could easily spend the whole weekend snuggled up in your own personal oasis, we recommend venturing outside for some outdoor fun! Lake Louisa has over 20 miles of unpaved trails, plus fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and more. Here are some of the romantic activities you can do together at Lake Louisa State Park.
Ride a horse
Hit the trails on a guided horseback ride. Small-group tours last one to two hours and cover up to six miles of Florida’s wilderness. It’s a great way to see Lake Louisa without breaking a sweat. Note that for horse safety, riders must weigh 275 pounds or less, with a BMI of 31 or less. Check availability and book online here.
hit the beach
Take a short boardwalk trail to the south shore of Lake Louisa, where you can soak up the sun, take a leisurely stroll, or even take a swim in the lake. There are signs warning of alligators in the area, but we didn’t see any when we stopped. If you don’t want to swim, there are several other ways to relax at this beachside retreat. Turn right once you get there and you’ll find plenty of picnic tables nestled along a romantic waterside path. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife as you dine under a canopy of Spanish moss. Back at the beach, you can spread out a beach towel, visit the WWII memorial, or explore a lovely nature trail by the lake. There are restrooms and changing rooms on the boardwalk, so you can comfortably spend several hours exploring the area.
Kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals are available at the Camper Canteen, or you can take your own craft out on the water for a nominal fee. Don’t worry if you’ve never kayaked before. Try it guided kayak tour, which includes 15-20 minutes of instruction followed by a guided expedition around Lake Hammond. More experienced paddlers can up the romance factor with a special full moon under the stars paddle.
With over 20 miles of trails spanning 11 ecosystems, there’s something for every type of camper at Lake Louisa State Park. Trail maps are available at the ranger station, with options ranging from short nature walks to long stretches over hills and swamps.
For a quick and easy hike, just take the trail from your cabin to Lake Dixie Loop. We saw dozens of colorful butterflies and heard birdsong on our short but sweet hike, and it was a great warm-up for the longer hikes found elsewhere in the park. If you’re worried about getting lost, venture on a guided eco-hike. The tour lasts about an hour and you’ll learn about the native plant and animal life of Lake Louisa State Park.
Of course, these are just a few of our favorite things to do at Lake Louisa State Park! There’s plenty more to do, including geo-research, boating, fishing, mountain biking, segway tours, and wildlife viewing. Find more information about experiences and amenities at Lake Louisa State Park.
Explore downtown Clermont near the cabins at Lake Louisa State Park
If you want a break from camping, hiking, and general outdoor pursuits, check out some of the great things to do in downtown Clermont and beyond. Discover our Historic Clermont Day Trip Guide for recommendations, including some of our favorite breweries, restaurants, cafes, and more. Lakeridge Winery is also nearby, with free wine tours and tastings, and live music on weekends.
What should I bring to the cabins at Lake Louisa State Park?
- cleaning supplies
Food and firewood
Stock up on burgers and beer for a casual weekend vibe, or top things off with cheese, wine and charcuterie. There’s a Publix a few miles from the State Park entrance, so you can fill up on the fly and store everything in your cabin’s large refrigerator. You can even fish on site and cook your fresh catch for a satisfying evening meal. Don’t forget to bring firewood and a lighter for your campfire! If you forget, you can also collect firewood, snacks and water from the Camper canteen during the day. I also recommend bringing s’more sticks if you have them, as there was only one provided among our cooking utensils.
No toiletries are provided, not even hand soap! Bring your own soap, insect repellent, sunscreen, shampoo, etc.
Basic cleaning supplies are provided including bin bags, broom and pan, individually wrapped fresh sponge and one dishwasher capsule per day. Our cabin was very clean, but if you want to do any extra cleaning during your stay, bring your own wipes, cleaning spray, and paper towels.
There is no WiFi at Lake Louisa State Park and our cabin didn’t even have a TV. Personally, I loved this little digital break and was happiest sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch between activities. That said, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and bring books and games, or download a few episodes of a favorite TV show before you get to your cabin.
Join the Wanderlust Club
If you love your getaway to Lake Louisa State Park, check out the Club Wanderlust, a special membership program that includes unlimited bike and kayak rentals, two annual guided tours, discounts on luxury glamping and additional guided tours, plus early access to seasonal nighttime entertainment like paddleboards. full moon and sunset walks. The Lake Louisa Wanderlust Club is perfect for keeping an adventurous spirit in your relationship! $149 per person.
Lake Louisa State Park Cabins Know before you go
- Pets are allowed at Lake Louisa State Park, but they are not allowed inside the cabins.
- To save energy, cabin fireplaces are out of service from March 1 through October 31
- Cabins 16 and 17 are fully accessible
- Cabins sleep up to six people, which is perfect for families, but the bed situation isn’t ideal for multiple couples on a group getaway. There are two twin beds, a double bed and a pull-out sofa bed.
- Book online to see photos and locations of each individual cabin. I also recommend checking out an aerial view from Google Maps to compare lake views, lot size, and trail access.
- Lake Louisa has a variety of campsites available. Cabins are great for couples, but we also love luxury glamping sites – read our glamping review here!