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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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Nice Florida State Park

Well maintained park and campground. Good hiking trails and picnic pavilion with plenty of tables. Campground sites feature privacy, fire ring, electric and water hook-ups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is a small state park but the grounds are rundown and the facilities were in poor condition; ie. boat launch area was cluttered with brush and debris from the lake, the swimming area is over grown with vegetation in the water and no beach, there are no multi-use trails and the walking trails are basically unimproved...

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well maintained park and campground. Good hiking trails and picnic pavilion with plenty of tables. Campground sites feature privacy, fire ring, electric and water hook-ups. Only (minor) negative is that the engines from the speedway can be heard here...

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We periodically try out parks we have never visited. This was one and so glad we did. Individual campsites are private and perfectly maintained. In our experience Florida Rangers and parks are the best.

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Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Need to have more help.. Nice campgrounds , nice staff just not enough of them.. Ranger station closes before gates do and so people can just show up in camping area and we have no way of know if they belong or not.. Seems that word has gotten out and this is a party on the week end and show... More 

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Westville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love this park. It rates in the top 3 (and we have been to 15 Florida State Parks). Nothing for kids in the park, but the surrounding area is rich in kayak and biking opportunities. No place to wash dishes, boo hoo.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Just east of Bradenton on Manatee Ave. (State Road 64) lies this state park. Easy to find as signage gives plenty of notice, this park isn't as popular as Myakka State Park and has multiple trails, boat launches and a nearby restaurant to prepare you for a relaxing day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very pleasant to spend a non-beach day. Large park whose main attraction is a large fresh water lake. Some easily accessible hiking trails. The boat ride on the lake is themain attraction. It is a great way to see alligators and birds.

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Manitoba, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What an absolutely wonderful place to camp! We think our site might be the biggest we've had in Florida. The roads through the park are wide enough to maneuver (a treat). Our site (60) is level. There is a great deal of undergrowth, giving a nice private feel. Spanish moss adds to the privacy and natural feel. Park staff/volunteers are... More 

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Tampa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great little state park that makes you stop & relax ... take a few short walks, chat with a couple neighbors, enjoy Saturday morning coffee sponsored by the very caring camp hosts Jerry & Caroline while you mingle with the other residents (we were the rare camper mixed in to the group of residents :-)) and the dogs all say... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I just spent a week enjoying this lovely location. We are new to the RV world and this park was perfect for our first extended trip. Host Jerry and his wife are excellent ambassadors for the park. Jerry really maintains the facilities with military care. Our only negative is that there is no beach and I don't... More 

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