Palatlakaha Run

The longest trail in the Lake County Blueways Program, the Palatlakaha Run traverses seven bodies of water: Lake Minneola, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Louisa, Lake Susan, Lake Palatlakaha, Lake Hiawatha and the Palatlakaha River. These lakes help form the 17-lake Clermont Chain.

Highlights of the Palatlakaha Run include two protected areas in the Lake Louisa State Park and Crooked River Preserve. Other entry points include Palatlakaha Park, located north of Lake Louisa, and the Clermont Boat Ramp, located on Lake Minneola. Lake Louisa State Park offers an assortment of activities including full-facility camping, equestrian trails, fishing, nature trails and swimming. In addition, private cabin accommodations, overlooking beautiful Lake Dixie are available and offer two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen and dining/living room area. For more information, call (352) 394-3969.

Places to Stay and Things to Do Near the Palatlakaha Run

The cities surrounding Palatlakaha Run are Clermont, Groveland, Minneola and Montverde. The Clermont area offers unique dining opportunities and a quaint downtown shopping area. Stay in Minneola Inn next to the Tiki Bar and Grill and you’re sure to enjoy the fun atmosphere and local welcoming committee. The Red Wing Restaurant in Groveland serves unique food with a hunter’s palate in mind. Travel down U.S. Hwy. 27 and visit the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards for a tour and wine tasting.

Area Lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1750 Hunt Trace Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-394-6585

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Holiday Inn Express Clermont
1810 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-243-7878

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Clermont
2200 E. State Road 50, Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-536-6600

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Woodsprings Suites
16311 State Road 50, Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 407-877-2352

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Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
19239 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715
Phone: 800-768-WINE

American | Outdoor Dining Available

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Fun Things to Do

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
19239 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715
Phone: 800-768-WINE

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Quest Air Hang Gliding
6548 Groveland Airport Road, Groveland, FL 34736
Phone: 352-429-0213

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This list is not all inclusive. For a complete list of accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions and events, visit the Lake County Tourism website at:

About the Run
26.22 miles (42.2 km)
Bodies of Water:
Lake Louisa, Palatlakaha River, Lake Susan, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Palatlakaha, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Minneola
Permit Number: 05-004
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Difficulty: 1
Ease of Access: 1
Wildlife Viewing: 1

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Featured Wildlife
Silvery-green to yellowish fish with large dorsal and anal fins of almost identical shape and size. The sides are marked with black blotches, which become more intense towards the back. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins also are marked with rows of dark spots.

Clear, natural lakes and reservoirs with vegetation

February to April

Crustaceans, aquatic insects and small fishes Also Know As:
Speckled perch, Speck, Papermouth
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