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Lake Manatee State Park

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Address: 20007 State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34212
Phone Number: (941) 741-3028
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Family Day Out.

Nice quite place to see nature in Inland Florida. Nice campsites, boat ramp and shoreline fishing areas...Defintely a nice day trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Brandon, Florida
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English first
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our first visit to Lake Manatee State Park. We stayed on site 57 which was very large and private. The sites all have vegetation between so you don't have to see your neighbors all the time. The bathroom was well maintained and clean. The kids, 8 and 5, loved playing in the shallow part of the lake.... More 

Thank Meghan A
Brookline, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely campground, quiet, peaceful, great walking trails, lovely lake. I would highly recommend this. We camped in a travel trailer with 2 small dogs and it was a great time.

Thank JudyVanZilen
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$5 entry per car (up to 8 persons) good value but not a lot to see. Fine view of the lake and some ordinary hiking trails. Saw only squirrels and woodpecker. Met a friendly guy and his dog. Ok time.

Thank JohnSFleet_Hants_UK
Englewood, Florida
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My dog Fred and I had a great time just poking about this lovely little park. There are trails and gopher tortoises and in October, at least, few other patrons. Wildflowers were blooming. Fred was welcome everywhere except the little swimming hole and the dock at the boat ramp, as long as he was on his best behavior (and on... More 

Thank BearMistress
Brandon, Florida
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice quite place to see nature in Inland Florida. Nice campsites, boat ramp and shoreline fishing areas...Defintely a nice day trip.

Thank jrtravers
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you are looking for a close by place to camp this is it. You can bike, hike, fish on the lake, go canoeing / kayaking... Bathroom have always been clean, park well kept is not huge so not a lot of crowds and people have always been very friendly.

1 Thank Michelle T
Sharpsburg, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! The vegetation and the vast waterways are incredible for water sports.

Thank Dollfan56
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The air boat was not as loud as others that I have been on and I really liked that. It didn't have two motors so it wasn't as fast but I think it was more enjoyable. Our party of 5 all had a nice time and we saw plenty of gators! Lots of other wildlife too! The price was very... More 

1 Thank Denise J
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Older kids love this place, but then again so did I. It was a long hot day but worth the visit. We loved the boat ride down the river, we saw so many interesting things especially the alligators.

Thank Beryl28
Columbus, Indiana
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited this park to take children fishing. They didn't catch anything but this park was beautiful! I think we were the only ones there. The lake was quiet and peaceful. To our surprise while fishing we started to notice large gator swimming in the lake close to the dock! There was nothing on the website about gators...but swimming and... More 

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