Lake Manatee State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 60
About: park extends along three miles of the south shore of Lake Manatee, which serves as a water reservoir for Manatee and Sarasota counties. The rest of the park is primarily pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub with some depression marshes and hardwood forests. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake; boat motors must be less than 20 horsepower. Canoeing and kayaking are also popular activities. The lake offers excellent freshwater fishing, and anglers can fish from their boats or from the park's fishing dock. Swimming is permitted in a designated area of Lake Manatee; a facility with showers is located nearby. A large picnic area is nestled in a sand pine scrub area near the lake. A picnic pavilion may be reserved for a fee. Campers can enjoy full-facility camping, just a short walk from the lake. Located 15 miles east of Bradenton on State Road 64.
A 60-site camping area located within walking distance from the swimming and fishing areas. Water and electricity are available at every site. A dump station is located at the entrance of the campground.
Camps are near picnic tables, playground and a swimming area and beach. A boat ramp and launching dock provide access to the lake. Well behaved pets are welcome at the campground.
Maximum RV length = 65 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
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