Canoe Outpost is truly an undiscovered gem of Hillsborough County. Located on the Little Manatee, Canoe Outpost rents canoes and kayaks for excursions downriver to a pickup point. The route takes you past and through Manatee River State Park. There are places to stop and view wildlife, fish, picnic or swim along the way. At the end of your paddle, signs direct you to a pick up point where the staff loads up your canoe or kayak and drives you back to the Outpost. A great, relaxing way to spend part or all of a day. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They also offer launching and/or pickup services for your own kayak or canoe. Great family fun! We have been there several times over the past few years.