Lake Manatee State ParkLeave review
About Lake Manatee State Park
Campgrounds in Lake Manatee
So, you spent all day on the lake having fun in the sun and now you’re too beat or buzzed to get behind the wheel? We’ve been there. Luckily, Lake...
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We were the only tent campers today, but everyone was welcoming and helpful. Clean, quiet campsite on Friday evening. You may want to check the nearby race track schedule, though--the park is adjacent and we heard the drag race cars practicing throughout early evening.
History of Lake Manatee State Park
Lake Manatee State Park extends along three miles of the south shore of Lake Manatee, which serves as a water reservoir for Manatee and Sarasota counties. With a little more than 526 acres, the park was established in 1970 and welcomes visitors to fish, hike and camp. Despite the name of the lake and park, visitors cannot actually see manatees at this park because of the dam on the Manatee River. The park habitat consists primarily pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub with some depression marshes and hardwood forests.