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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Jun 03 2016   Later Dates


The park comprises 2416 acres off US Highway 301, along the Little Manatee River. Beginning in a swampy area in southeastern Hillborough County, the river flows about 40 miles before emptying into Tampa Bay. Approximately 5 miles of the river flow through the park. Campsites are reservable year round. Popular activities include picnicking, hiking, canoeing, horse trails, and camping.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Backpack Overnight Trails
  • Bank Fishing
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Bbq Grill
  • Benches
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campground Host
  • Comfort Station
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dumpstation
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Equestrian Area
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Grills
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Camp Facility
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horse Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Iron Ranger
  • Laundry
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Viewing Area
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Primitive Camping
  • Programs
  • Restroom
  • Scenery
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Showers
  • Special Event Area
  • Star Gazing
  • Swings
  • Table
  • Tot-Lot
  • Trailhead
  • Trails
  • Vending Machine
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Rv Park
Alerts and Important Information

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.

Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.
Pets are welcome overnight in all 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 owners 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.
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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
27.66306, -82.37361
27°39'47"N, 82°22'25"W

Little Manatee River State Park is located on Lightfoot Road, just off US Hwy 301, 6 miles south of Sun City Center. Take the Sun City Center exit off Interstate 75 (exit #240A). Travel east 3 miles to US Hwy 301. Turn right (south) onto US Hwy 301 and go about 5 miles to Lightfoot Road Turn right onto Lightfoot Rd; park entrance is less than 1/2 mile on right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WIMAUMA  FL  33598

Phone Number:

Project Office: (813)671-5005