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Little Manatee River State Park

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“mile loop”(3 reviews)
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215 Lightfoot Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598-7518
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been coming here for years, always a nice place to stay, things use to be clean and quite. Since the closing of the bathroom/shower house our weekend stays have not been as nice. When they first closed the bathrooms for remodel they had...More

Thank Dirtybathrooms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to hike with our dog. We found the small parking on Hwy 301 South. Ample parking right at trail kiosk. $5 parking (honor system) $2 if you walk or ride your bike in. There are envelopes at the trailhead. There is a...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent about three hours at Little Manatee River State Park. Very quiet and peaceful, even on a Saturday. Walked some trails, took some photos and had a picnic lunch. Plenty of restrooms. Campsites looked nice. Felt very "old Florida." Some trails could have been...More

Thank Windygnf
Reviewed 31 July 2018

What remains of natural Florida is fast dissappearing so the park is good place to be able to get out and do hiking and boating. Through the main gate (5 dollars per car) you can find decent camping grounds and canoes and kayaks to rent....More

Thank stephen813
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The campsites very clean, ours was #16. The hosts would clean a site as soon as a camper would pull out to go home and the entire staff was friendly. Caution is advised because the vegetation surrounding the campsite is loaded with POISON IVY, and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Was impressed, ice, firewood and we came in at 8pm. They have a kayak rentals but be advised it's a long walk to the launch in soft sand. Nice sites with water and electric.

3  Thank Hoth
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the south side of the park and walked along the trails. The trails and facilities are in excellent condition. The scenery is beautiful. It is a nice peaceful getaway from the busyness of the nearby cities.

Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This review is about the six-mile long trail at Little Manatee River State Park. I understand there's a campground and picnic area, but the only other activity we did was visit the bathroom before hiking. Hiking opportunities in Clearwater are few and far between, so...More

4  Thank canoebase
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here camping on Site 19. The park is kept very clean, and being only 30 sites (plus 4 or so horse sites), it is quiet almost all the time. Book early as sites are tough to get. Each site has good...More

1  Thank TanyaCameron
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the studio cabin at Canoe Outpost, Little Manatee River, and it was secluded! We had everything we needed. It was great to get up drink our coffee on the screened in porch and then get on the river early. Kayaked the extended...More

Thank Blythe G
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14 February 2017|
Response from Stephanie S | Reviewed this property |
It's just ok. It's water & electric only. We had 50 amp hookup, but I don't believer there are any full hook ups available. The campsites aren't anywhere near the river access. The campsites were roomy. We drove down to... More
17 August 2016|
Response from Dennis M | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
Dj D
20 April 2015|
Response from Anon8815 |
Yes there were rentals when we stayed there. You can rent them for 4 hours and they need to be returned by 4:30. Bike rentals as well.