Lake Manatee State Park
|Lake Manatee State Park|
|Location||Manatee County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Bradenton, Florida|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
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.
- Lake Manatee State Park at FloridaStateParks.org
- Lake Manatee State Park at StateParks.com
- Lake Manatee State Recreation Area at abfla.com
- Lake Manatee State Recreation Area at Wildernet.com
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