Lake Manatee State Park

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Lake Manatee State Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Lake Manatee State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Manatee State Park
Location Manatee County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Bradenton, Florida
Coordinates 27°28′41″N 82°20′10″W / 27.47806°N 82.33611°W / 27.47806; -82.33611Coordinates: 27°28′41″N 82°20′10″W / 27.47806°N 82.33611°W / 27.47806; -82.33611
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Lake Manatee

Lake Manatee State Park (Lake Manatee State Recreation Area) is a 556-acre (2.3 km2) State Park in the U.S. state of Florida, located on the south shore of 2,400-acre (10 km2) Lake Manatee. It is 9 miles (14 km) east of I-75 on State Road 64 in Bradenton. It is made up of pine flatwoods, Sand Pine scrub, marshes, and hardwood forests.

Activities include canoeing and kayaking, camping, boating, picnicking, swimming. Among the wildlife of the park are alligators, turtles, osprey. Amenities include a 60-site campground, boat ramp, dock, and picnic area. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

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