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Lake Manatee State Park

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Address: 20007 E State Road 64, Bradenton, FL 34212-9431
Phone Number: (941) 741-3028
Fee: Yes

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Found this park during the evacuation of hurricane Matthew and needed a place to let the dogs do their thing. Note the real park is east of the mapped park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steve P
Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this park during the evacuation of hurricane Matthew and needed a place to let the dogs do their thing. Note the real park is east of the mapped park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very peaceful and calm. Sites were spacious with native brush between them. Lake was beautiful. Was surprised there were not a lot of mosquitos. As far as the mouse from the speedway that several people complained about in other reviews, we did not hear a thing in our RV. Would definitely stay again. Clean bathrooms and showers.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We went to the Lake for a few hours of relaxation but I don't think it is really that sort of place. If you are going to do fishing or boating then it's probably fine, but for a casual visit there are much better places locally – try the Rye Preserve. There is a shady picnic area with restrooms a... More 

Thank w0tcha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Not much out here, Trails are short & plain, but, they have a very good boat ramp! Some good fishing out on Lake Manatee.

Thank Don G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Went once and there was nothing really to it. You can swim in the lake but have to watch out for the alligators. Other thank walking thats about it.

Thank Britney A
Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

For the RV'ers looking for destination travel I have to say this is not the place. Rangers were great. Lacking in scenic appeal, the trails are are short and one was like walking in an open field. There is two loops of which one was closed not sure why, the facility for camper use is aged in looks on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about the day we spent on the water here. I saw several manatees up close and was absolutely delighted by this experience. I have been to the manatee facility near the TECH toers but basically didn't get to see too much except bobbing heads coming up for air, here I was able to see actual manatees... More 

Thank LynnWilson9999
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a lovely little state park. There is a boat ramp and R V parking. Walking is very pleasant on easy paths

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We have visited many state parks in the area and were keen to 'tick another one off the list'. We are keen walkers and enjoy the outdoors and all the wildlife that is evident. This time though we left very disappointed. The walks were very short (3 at no more than 0.7 miles each) they offered no glimpses of any... More 

Thank Keith C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

A nice place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. Decent place to fish and hike and easy to get to. In the award winning Florida park system

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