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I’m from here so it’s not such a big deal to see manatees. That said, this park is located at the power plant cooling water outfall so the water is quite warm in the winter. The manatees love it in the winter and treat it...More
We visited for about two hours and had a wonderful time. While we didn’t see any manatees we did have a good time looking. The bingo game they had was fun and helped us identify the flora and fauna of the area. We also saw...More
No manatees to be seen on September 27, 2018. That being said, there are two lovely play grounds for the little ones and the nature trails are quite pretty. We did see lots of butterflies and there are informational signs everywhere. The information center is...More
A really nice place to visit for a couple of hours. January and February are best while the gulf is still a little too chilly for the manatees. They like to be near the warmer waters of the power plant. One gets to see a...More
We went early in the day to visit this park... It is a bargain, the only cost is a $2.00 parking fee. There were many manatees, adults and babies, swimming in the canal. You have to be patient but they do surface and swim fairly...More
Response from LongIslandMabel | Reviewed this property |
I'm only in Florida in the winter (when I also didn't see any manatees in the park!) and my guess is that the manatees don't need to be by the power plant for warmth now because all the waters are warm in the summer.
Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater & huddled up as much as they could to try and stay warm.