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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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Great campsites

All the campsites in this small campground are good with shade for sun & wind. Very friendly camp host & good base camp for exploring the area. It was too windy for us to get out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dawn S
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Walkerton, VA
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Walkerton, VA
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the campsites in this small campground are good with shade for sun & wind. Very friendly camp host & good base camp for exploring the area. It was too windy for us to get out on the lake but enjoyed walking around. I climbed a tree & saw an armadillo.

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Thank Dawn S
Winterthur, Schweiz
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a beautiful picknick place. nice walking trails. not for swimming. aligators in the lake. the lake is brown. no manatee in the lake.

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1 Thank 1dc6
Lakeland, Florida
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I briefly visited Lake Manatee State Park. The hiking wasn't extensive and the beach was nonexistent. The main portion of the park was for the camper trailers.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one week in January 2016. Very nice park, quiet and secluded if that's what you like, but also handy to shopping and destinations. The lake isn't a beachy, swimming kind of lake. We only saw fishermen. Close to Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa. There's a Walmart about 6 miles away, and a Publix with other smaller shops and services... More 

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Thank Ann J
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a blast despite it being our last stop of four parks. It's small and quiet but that made it that much more enjoyable! Staff was friendly and all was clean. The site was very private, laid out nicely and perfect for us!

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Thank Munch1002
Prague, Czech Republic
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

There is a very nice scenic drive, also a wooden track for walk, also possibility of ride on airboat.

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Thank Jan M
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

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3 Thank Meghan A
Brookline, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

$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.

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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 

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