Lake Manatee State Park

20007 State Road 64 E, Bradenton, Florida
Public Park
7 reviews


Daily: $12-$27 Reported over 2 years ago
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  • Water
  • Electric
  • Pets Allowed
  • Tents Allowed
  • Shade Trees
  • Big Rig Access



“Nice park”

The sites are fairly large & private. There are nice trails & a beautiful lake with boat ramp. Make note of the early gate closing time & call ahead for the entrance code or you'll be locked out. You can hear the racetrack noise, which is about a mile away. 
Stayed: 05/19/17 to 05/21/17

“Great camping even in the heat”

Really nice sites easy accessibility.  Our stay was during very hot days but made the best of it hiking the trails.  Well laid out and great facilities. Park very clean and staff friendly.   Only complaint is they need more gravel on site ground.  
Stayed: 04/21/16 to 04/24/16

“Great State Park”

The staff is very friendly, great park, nice lake. We discovered the Desoto Racetrack and drag strip are just down the road. Saturday night stock car races were a good find. Be sure to take ear protection!!! Easy access to Bradenton, but a ways out. Easily 45 minutes to the beach. Swimming in the lake has warnings about alligators, but we never saw any.

“Great park. Well done. ”

Cant say enough good things about the whole park. It's a perfect template for how a resounce should be used.

Beware of the drag strip schedule across the street. It gets INCREDIBLY LOUD during any special event they may hold.

“Great Park!”

We love it here! Lot sizes are big and private. Staff is very helpful and friendly! Nothing but good things to say about everything here. 

“Nice park”

Park was nice. Seemed small, but due to the rain we really didn't go out much. Super quite (we went on a weekday). We biked around a little. Highlight of our trip here was the big alligator we saw in the swimming area. That was cool to watch! If you swim, swim with caution. They had canoes and kayaks you can rent for a reasonable fee. Old ranger lady was not friendly. 

“Nice park!”

Campgrounds are private, and lake is very nice to look at and swim in! We loved it!!

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