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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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We drink this lake

This is our drinking water source. The place is very natural and the campground and day facilities are nice. I'd kayak here or picnic, or just watch nature

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Sarasota, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is our drinking water source. The place is very natural and the campground and day facilities are nice. I'd kayak here or picnic, or just watch nature

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice, shaded campsite (we had 55), fun bike trails. A little disappointed that the beach was overgrown. We had fun canoeing. Yes, there are gators, (get used to it whiners, this is Florida) and really nice rangers. They have bike rentals for a nominal fee and canoe rentals too.

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Bradenton, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 20007 State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34212
Phone Number: (941) 741-3028
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton

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