Tag Archives: Florida State Parks

~Lake Louisa State Park- sunsets, birds, orange groves and move~

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Lake Dixie
The sunset looked like a painting

At the end of the day,

Take a deep breath, 

While lifting your face,

Toward the horizon,

Relax, admire the colors,

Painted across the sky,

Let the beauty bring you joy.

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Miles of Hiking Trails
Miles of Hiking Trails
Howard, Skye and Kloud
Water, Sky and Reeds
Water, Sky and Reeds
Cabins in the background.
Birds (Blue-gray Gnatcatcher)
Birds (Blue-gray Gnatcatcher)
Each day brings a beautiful sunset.
Each day brings a beautiful sunset.

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Lily Pads

Lake Louisa State Park is a gorgeous state park located in Clermont, FL and is one of my favorite! Go out to this web-site and learn about the park’s history.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakelouisa/default.cfm

(from the Web) A short drive from Orlando, this park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa, the largest in a chain of 13 lakes, is designated an Outstanding Florida Water Way. Lake Louisa, Lake Hammond and Lake Dixie, the park’s most accessible lakes, provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers can fish in four of the park’s six lakes, but gasoline powered engines are not allowed. Primitive camping facilities are available for equestrians. For hikers, there are more than 25 miles of trails. The park also has a full-facility 60-site campground and 20 furnished cabins for rent.

Enjoy each moment!

~Lake Griffin State Park and the Live Oak Trees~

the mighty Live Oak

favorite of so many

symbol of strength

The Live Oak Tree
The Live Oak Tree

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One of the largest Oaks in the state, this several hundred year old tree is 10 feet in diameter, 83 feet high and has a spread of 131 feet.

Once sought after by ship builders these stately trees provide food and shelter for several animal species as well as a place of attachment for various air plants, moss and ferns.

Ferns and Moss love the Live Oak Trees
Ferns and Moss love the Live Oak Trees
Small, beautiful and quiet Lake Griffin State Park
Small, beautiful and quiet Lake Griffin State Park
Catbird
Catbird
You never know what you might see while hiking a trail!
You never know what you might see while hiking a trail!
A perfectly still inlet.
A perfectly still inlet.
Reflections
Reflections
Double your fun!
Double your fun!
Are two better than one?
Are two better than one?

A couple of weeks ago we spent four days at Lake Griffin State Park in Fruitland Park, Florida. It is an old state park; small, lovely and quiet. The ranger told me, “We are small, but we have a lot of pride”. She is right! We certainly enjoyed our stay there.

Lake Griffin State Park is nestled  in a heavily forested area near the populated towns of Fruitland Park, Lady Lake, Leesburg and The Villages. After hours spent enjoying anyone of these towns, it is always nice to return to the peace of quite of the park.

If you ever  plan to stay at this State Park be aware that some of the sites are hard to maneuver into, especially  if you are 40 feet long. I would recumbent sites, 13, 17 and 19. We were in site 38, which is a large, pull through, but a little difficult to swing into. However, once you are in the site it is extremely easy to leave the park.

Enjoy the Journey!