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Lake Manatee State Park is a 556-acre park extending three miles along the south shore of Lake Manatee. This 2400-acre reservoir supplies the drinking water for Manatee and Sarasota counties. The park offers camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, a playground, and picnic area. A wide variety of plants and animals can be observed at the park. Fishing is excellent in Lake Manatee. There is a boat ramp, launching dock and ample spaces for boats & trailers

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Ramps
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Bbq Grill
  • Beach
  • Beach Shower House
  • Benches
  • Bike Riding
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Park Lot
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dock
  • Dumpstation
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Dock
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Grills
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Multi Lane Boat Ramp
  • Nature Trails
  • Park Attendant
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Sailing
  • Scenery
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Showers
  • Site Pads
  • Star Gazing
  • Swimming
  • Swings
  • Table
  • Tot-Lot
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trails
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Bait
  • Cafe
  • Camper Storage
  • Canoe Rental
  • Church Services
  • Convenience Store
  • Fishing Pier
  • Golf
  • Golf Course
  • Grocery
  • Hospital
  • Ice Machine
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facility
  • Miniature Golf
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • Rv Park
  • Sandy Beach
  • Small Store
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Beach-Combing
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Historic Sites
Alerts and Important Information

Due to the state's varying drought conditions, Florida state parks and county officials are working to determine the appropriateness of open campfires and charcoal or propane grills. Please call direct, or select the park homepage, at www.floridastateparks.org, for information on current campfire and open flame policies.

The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late, please contact the park prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival.
Boat motors are restricted to 20 horsepower or less.
A Florida freshwater fishing license is required for persons 16 years of age and older.

Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight. Pets are not permitted in the swimming area. Pets are welcome overnight in all the the camping parks. Pet rules apply.

  • Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained to assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds and reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas, primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted, either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or non- native, and barnyard animals, except horses, are not allowed.
  • Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owner's camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggins test for all horses entering the park.
  • A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.

No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.

Due to county closures, swimming in the lake may be halted for periods of time. If you plan to swim, please call the park before you make a reservation to find out about the current conditions.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
27.47694, -82.34722
27°28'37"N, 82°20'50"W

Lake Manatee State Park is 9 miles east of I-75 on State Road 64 in Bradenton, Florida. The Parks entrance is on the north side of SR64 encompassed by a white vinyl cross buck fence.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

20007 STATE ROAD 64

Phone Number:

Information:  (941)741-3028