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About Little Manatee River State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Little Manatee River State Park is located in Florida
Latitude
27.658 N
Longitude
-82.381 W
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12 Reviews of Little Manatee River State Park
Great for anyone in Tampa!

Very peaceful!

Quiet peaceful Spot no no

This has been our first park Campground and couldn’t ask for a better one to start with. We arrived an hour sooner then the check in time and it was already available so no need to wait. The fire ring was clean as well as the RV spot. Rangers were very helpful getting us around and renting the canoes. Very private and spacious spot for Big Rigs as well as the medium size.. The equestrian rentals were very nice also. The bathrooms and showers are under construction and are located at spots from 1 thru 4 so if wanting more privacy 6 and up are for me much better. Our spot was 10 and we loved the privacy of the nature between every campsite along those areas for bigger rigs. The River is really nice for canoeing as well as for fishing and nature views. Hopefully we find again a spot to come again this year. Clean, well organized and well kept facilities and staff

Peaceful trail

Extremely peaceful. Trails are easy to follow. Easy access right off 301. Full loop is 6.2 miles and there is a half way loop which is 3 miles.

ok place

went with family, had a decent weekend stay. bathrooms were good. and had a fun time.

A great unknown

This campground was so special. In a low light area so stars were abundant. Pet friendly and there is a trailhead about a half a mile outside of the campground. We didnt see a single person in this 7 mile loop hike and were very pleased with that. The pups had a grand time per usual. I love this magical place.

Neat, nothing fancy

Great place to take horses camping

happy campers

this park offers lots of beautiful nature trails, kayaking, biking & bird watching

Relaxing place

We love it here because we can hike, bike or just relax.

Serene & simply beautiful

Great little campground, clean with good natural foliage dividers between campsites. Nice walking trails, & a gentle river for an easy paddle.

So much to offer!

What an amazing State Park - they have multiple camping options. Equestrian, Car/RV camping and there is a back country site on a 7 mile loop trail that runs part of the way along the river.

The Car/RV camping spots are roomy, somewhat private. bathrooms are clean, almost always have camp hosts available.

Access to the back country loop trail and camping is just down the road. Reservations are required and you check in at main gate. camp is about 4 miles in on trail if hiking counter clockwise. There is a space for fire and picnic table at site. This is a nice place for beginner backpackers to try out. Sadly just through the tree line is a golf course and housing community. Note: resident raccoon is very large - you must hang your secure food and trash! You can see lights through the trees at night and hear the lawn equipment in the mornings. This can be comforting to first timers though. The hike along the river is just beautiful.

Equestrian camping group camping area offers 4 sites has stalls and other amenities for horse camping. fire pits and picnic tables. There are 12 miles of trails in the state park

There is also a primitive group camping site for scouts and other similar organizations.

There are many ranger and local outfitter activities and seasonally there are offered full moon horseback and kayak trips that allow you to see the area in a "different light"

Fishing is available also on the river, The "lake" is man made and has little to offer for those wanting a catch.

Make sure you book your reservation early as this park fills up fast!