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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Lake Manatee State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Lake Manatee State Park is located in Florida
27.475 N
-82.349 W
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10 Reviews of Lake Manatee State Park
Peaceful and relaxing

See a different side of Florida as the sun rises over the lake. While it may be hot in the summer, the winter months are amazing!

Spacious sites and a lake too!

A well maintained state park. Very spacious sites. With 20 feet so between sites of vegetation, you can barely see your neighbor. Walking distance of about 10 to 15 minutes from any of the sites to the Lake. Beautiful peaceful lake. As what others have said, I can see it being a bit noisy on weekends with race track down the road. Only heard one or two cars for only a few seconds, guess testing something, but you can definitely hear it. Would recommend staying during the weekday unless your here on weekends and want to see some cool car racing! Water/electric on all sites. Has a dump station and dumpsters. Showers and bathroom clean. Will be back.

Second time camping at Lake Manatee

It’s a state park close to home. We love the convenience of the park as well as the tranquility. Although there’s not a whole bunch to do we enjoyed walking around near the canoe launch and boat dock area. We’ve stayed in campsite 19 and 26 which are both nice spacious sites. Bathhouses are pretty clean!

Definitely bring bug spray!

Firewood is available for purchase at the ranger station for $5 Bikes are available for $2 an hour also at the ranger station

We will definitely be back for another relaxing weekend :)

Beautiful, fishing, wildlife, trails

Dduring summer you'll need bug spray

Love the quiet!

Everytime is like an escape! So peaceful and friendly. Only complaint is the camps being so close together.

ok park

stayed for the weekend with family. went to watch some races to give us something to do one night. bathrooms were good.

Manatee Park/ Anna Maria

On the bridge headed to Anna Marie/longboat key we got the awesome luxury of riding horses, and got to kayak the oven and lake manatee! one of the best trips we've taken

Back to nature. Nothing much to camp ground except fishing , riding bikes,

Very quiet not much to do

very quiet

It was so hot we left during the day. Nice campground though

First to Review
Stunning lake views and lots of wildlife

Campground is spacious (so you are not right on top of anyone. most are rock/gravel. nice bathrooms, large field and playground. Canoe/Kayak rentals available - nice wide well maintained boat ramp. Favorite fishing spot for locals. Well maintained trails. Sites book up early in fall and winter so book by late spring for weekends in fall.