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Lake Manatee State Park

Bradenton, Florida

Florida State Campgrounds
Reservations 1-800-326-3521

Contact Information
20007 Hwy 64 East
Bradenton, 34202
(941) 741-3028

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Lake Manatee State Park Photo
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Park Activities
Boat Ramp
A boat ramp and fishing dock are available for visitors to use.

Boating
A Manatee County ordinance restricts boat motors to 20 horsepower or less. The ordinance also prohibits water-skiing. 

Fishing
Lake Manatee offers excellent fishing. A variety of species are frequently caught, such as largemouth and sunshine bass, speckled perch, bluegill, shellcracker and catfish. A Florida freshwater fishing license is required for all persons over 16 years of age.

Full Facility Camping
A 60-site camping area located within walking distance from the swimming and fishing areas. Lake Manatee State Recreation Area is a Seasonal Camping Park.

Picnicking
A large picnic area is nestled in a sandpine scrub area just a short walk from the lake. A picnic pavilion is also available and may be reserved for a fee.

Swimming
Swimming is available in the designated area in Lake Manatee with a bathhouse and shower facility located close by.