Lake Manatee

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Lake Manatee
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Lake Manatee is located in Florida
Lake Manatee
Lake Manatee
Location of lake in the state of Florida
LocationManatee County, Florida
Coordinates27°29′01″N 82°19′44″W / 27.4836°N 82.3288°W / 27.4836; -82.3288Coordinates: 27°29′01″N 82°19′44″W / 27.4836°N 82.3288°W / 27.4836; -82.3288
Primary inflowsManatee River
Primary outflowsManatee River
Catchment area120 sq mi (310 km2)
Basin countriesUnited States
Built1967 (1967)
Surface area1,174 acres (4.75 km2)[1]
Max. depth11.2 ft (3.4 m)
Water volume5,911 million US gallons (22,380,000 m3)[2]
Surface elevation39.1 ft (11.9 m) (2009)[2]

Lake Manatee is an artificial reservoir located in Manatee County, Florida. State Road 64 crosses the eastern end of the lake, while the Lake Manatee State Park is found at the southwestern end. The Manatee River flows into the lake at the eastern end, then continues to the west, where it flows into Tampa Bay. Lake Manatee is a major source of water for Bradenton and other cities in Manatee County, providing 32 million gallons per day. Lake Manatee State Park is located on the south shore of the lake.


  1. ^ "Manatee, Lake: Overview & Current Conditions". Manatee County Water Atlas. University of South Florida Water Institute. Manatee County. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bellino, Jason C.; Pfeiffer, William R. (2010). Bathymetry of Lake Manatee, Manatee County, Florida, 2009 (Map). Scientific Investigations Map, 3112. USGS. OCLC 618229629.