Little Manatee River State Park

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Little Manatee River State Park
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Map showing the location of Little Manatee River State Park
Map showing the location of Little Manatee River State Park
Location Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Brandon, Florida
Coordinates 27°40′16″N 82°21′22″W / 27.67111°N 82.35611°W / 27.67111; -82.35611Coordinates: 27°40′16″N 82°21′22″W / 27.67111°N 82.35611°W / 27.67111; -82.35611
Area 2,433 acres or 985 ha
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Little Manatee River State Park is a 2,433-acre (985 ha) Florida State Park located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Sun City, off U.S. Route 301 on Lightfoot Road and along the Little Manatee River. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding, as well as camping, walking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are Florida Scrub Jays, Whitetail Deer, warblers, Raccoons, Nine-banded Armadillos, Bobcats, American Alligators and North American River Otters.

Amenities include a 6.5-mile (10.5 km) hiking trail, 12 miles (19 km) of hiking and equestrian trails and four equestrian campsites, a full-facility campground, a primitive campsite along the trail and a youth/group campground. There is a picnic area along the river with tables, grills, and pavilions. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.

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