Lake Manatee State Park sits on 556-acres along the southern shore of Lake Manatee. Lake Manatee covers 2400 acres and supplies water to both Manatee and Sarasota counties. It is a prime spot for camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and other activities.
The camping area has ample space for both RV and tent campers. Guests love being able to launch their boats and enjoy time out on the lake without making it just a day trip. Additionally, there are playground and picnic areas for guests to enjoy. There are also spaces for boats and trailers to be parked. Kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding are all popular activities at Lake Manatee State Park.
The camping area is open year-round, which makes it a great tourist destination regardless of the season. Locals love the easy camping opportunity and it is a great place to get out on a boat. It is also the perfect spot for fishers to bring in great catches. Additionally, the camping area provides guests with flushing toilets and hot showers, as well as grills, picnic tables, benches, and electric hookups.
In the park, there are a number of plant and animal species that people come to see. The trails are easy to access from the park and offer adventure, even to people who live nearby.
Dogs and other pets are allowed at Lake Manatee State Park. There are some rules, however. If you bring your pet, they need to be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length at all times. Pets are not to be left unattended at any point. Pets are allowed to be in the day-use areas and along the trails as long as they are well-behaved and leashed. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in swimming areas. Service animals are welcome in all visitor-use areas of the park.