Lake Manatee State Park, Bradenton

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Lake Manatee State Park is a 556acre State Park in the U.S. state of Florida, located on the south shore of 2400acre Lake Manatee. It is 9mi east of I-75 on State Road 64 in Bradenton. It is made up of pine flatwoods, Sand Pine scrub, marshes, and hardwood forests.Activities include canoeing and kayaking, camping, boating, picnicking, swimming. Among the wildlife of the park are alligators, turtles, osprey. Amenities include a 60-site campground, boat ramp, dock, and picnic area. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.
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  • We didn’t really expect to see manatees and in fact didn’t expect to see much exciting but we were looking for a place to stretch out legs. The trails are well maintained. Not a lot of scenery. The la...  more »
  • This park is one of the best parks we have ever been to. We were here for Christmas 2017, the park is clean the bathrooms are spotless, the staff are amazing, and the camp host were the most friendlie...  more »
  • We took the tour boat excursion and had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. Afterwards we had lunch next to the gift shop.  more »
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  • Had a nice stay here. Camp host Jerry is awesome and made our trip most enjoyable and memorable. We saw lots of lizards and butterflies, and a hand full of gopher tortoise and snakes. Race track was close but didn't bother us. Kayaking the lake was nice. Walking trails were nice, sand or grass, and wide. Bathhouse, showers were nice and hot. Sites give you a secluded feeling. Power and water at sites. Dump station on site. Would like to return here some day.
  • Sites are easy to get in to. Not a lot to do in the park (a few short trails). Quiet as long as the nearby Drag Strip isn't holding an event. Great location for race fans though.
  • Bring some hotdogs and snacks, a nice park with a public area and grills to use. Restrooms available. A good place for taking family photos with nice trees and backgrounds. We drove through the camping area, many were very close together but some great views of the lake. There is also a boat ramp with nice parking.
  • I have been both camping & daytripping at Lake Manatee & always enjoy it. It is dog friendly and there is plenty of trails & fishing spots. You can also rent Kayaks & also bring small boats.
  • We stayed 2 nights at spring break for camping awesome park❤️ My kids love it, is really quite and peaceful. Everything is close enough Publix, McDonald’s and gas stations. 30mns in car for the Bradenton beach.
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