~Lake Louisa State Park

~February, 2018, Lake Louisa State Park near Clermont, FL.

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~ Lake Louisa can be reached by walking along a boardwalk, which spans a swampy area filled with Cypress trees and Swamp lilies. Take a moment to stop along the boardwalk, who knows what you might see.

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~A portrait only nature can paint.

_MG_2676~Swamp Lilies rising out of “green soup”.

_MG_2679~The boardwalk leads you to the sandy beach of Lake Louisa. Swimming is allowed if you are brave enough to endure its cold temperature this time of year. I declined, what a wimp I am.

_MG_2685~What a great place to enjoy hiking, the park offers over twenty miles of trails.

This huge Live Oak tree welcomes you to walk underneath its branches, and to adventure along the sandy trail to see what lies ahead.

As I walked slowly pasted this Live Oak, admiring its beauty, I thought I heard it whisper “Be careful, have fun and watch for snakes!”.

_MG_2686~Cypress trees rise out of the water.

_MG_2683~A solitary walk, beautiful scenery, an opportunity to be reflective.

_MG_2681~A lone Cypress tree stands guard over the lake. “How old are you I ask?”

_MG_2690~I’am not alone, looks like I found a friend. He told me hello and poses for my camera.

_MG_2691~Many trails in the park meander through piney woods, and if you are lucky a glimpse of its inhabitants.

~Lake Louisa State Park, one of Florida’s treasures~

Note: Header photo is a photo I took during a previous visit to the park. Many Gray Catbirds call Lake Louisa home.

 

4 thoughts on “~Lake Louisa State Park”

    1. Hi Beth! Glad to are traveling! I know you would enjoy this FL state park. Lots of things to do – fish, boat, walk, hike, and Clermont offers lots of nice places to visit. We love going here! I will have to look up White Springs!

      1. We are in Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center state park in White Springs. It’s close to I-10 and I-75 near Live Oak. On the Suwannee River. It’s not full. I have a post about it from a couple of years ago. Where you are sounds wonderful but we are heading home soon. We also really like Silver Springs state park

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