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Little Manatee River State Park

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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215 Lightfoot Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598-7518
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

We were on a few different trails. We saw Dude Lake and it was awesome. We noticed native insects and native birds, a sign of a healthy ecosystem.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank spacesinall
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

There is a kayak launch in the park for the little manatee river and some nice walking trails. Otherwise it is very quiet and low key. The campground is really nice - very private spots

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katjotraveler
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Was looking for a last minute campsite in FL as we headed north. No spaces showed up on any Reserve America state parks. Took a chance and called this place. Nice volunteer lady gave us a spot in the equestrian camping area. Only downside is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HippieVanOnTheRoad
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We have been coming here for years, always a nice place to stay, things use to be clean and quite. Since the closing of the bathroom/shower house our weekend stays have not been as nice. When they first closed the bathrooms for remodel they had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dirtybathrooms
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We came here to hike with our dog. We found the small parking on Hwy 301 South. Ample parking right at trail kiosk. $5 parking (honor system) $2 if you walk or ride your bike in. There are envelopes at the trailhead. There is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coffeebiker
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Just spent about three hours at Little Manatee River State Park. Very quiet and peaceful, even on a Saturday. Walked some trails, took some photos and had a picnic lunch. Plenty of restrooms. Campsites looked nice. Felt very "old Florida." Some trails could have been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Windygnf
Reviewed July 30, 2018

What remains of natural Florida is fast dissappearing so the park is good place to be able to get out and do hiking and boating. Through the main gate (5 dollars per car) you can find decent camping grounds and canoes and kayaks to rent....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stephen813
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The campsites very clean, ours was #16. The hosts would clean a site as soon as a camper would pull out to go home and the entire staff was friendly. Caution is advised because the vegetation surrounding the campsite is loaded with POISON IVY, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Was impressed, ice, firewood and we came in at 8pm. They have a kayak rentals but be advised it's a long walk to the launch in soft sand. Nice sites with water and electric.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited the south side of the park and walked along the trails. The trails and facilities are in excellent condition. The scenery is beautiful. It is a nice peaceful getaway from the busyness of the nearby cities.

Date of experience: January 2018
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February 13, 2017|
Response from Stephanie S | Reviewed this property |
It's just ok. It's water & electric only. We had 50 amp hookup, but I don't believer there are any full hook ups available. The campsites aren't anywhere near the river access. The campsites were roomy. We drove down to... More
August 16, 2016|
Response from Dennis M | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
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April 19, 2015|
Response from Anon8815 |
Yes there were rentals when we stayed there. You can rent them for 4 hours and they need to be returned by 4:30. Bike rentals as well.