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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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Real Florida

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
DrMike60
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Longboat Key, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

enjoyed the quiet time at the park. Everyone were friendly as well as the staff. My wife's sister and brother in law live in Bradenton, Fl. This is the closest park to Bradenton. Wy wife and I camped with my Daughter and our two dogs. We had a third dog which is my daughter's service dog. This is our second... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lake Manatee is clear and fishing good. Fishing dock and playground nice. Paved roads/trails and sand sites. Quiet and well kept. No Wifi. Campground host Gerry is friendly and does a great job. Spots are a good size and fairly private with vegetation between. Five miles to town. Was half empty during the week. This is our second time here... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You won't see any manatees at Lake Manatee. The brochures make it clear that the dam which produced the lake keeps its namesakes out of the lake. From this tourist's perspective, there wasn't much else to see, either. The "beach" was tiny and clogged with water hyacinths. Facilities were OK, as was the campground, Our best time was spent playing... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Not much to see. The lake is beautiful but a little disconcerting with signs all over warning about alligators.

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Lakeland, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I saw the park, and took a drive around, looks like a good place to take you dog for a walk, there spots for putting a boat it. I even saw a place ground. Looking forward to coming back here when its not raining, so I can spend more time. Looks like a nice peaceful place.

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