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Little Manatee River State Park

Wimauma, Florida

Contact Information
215 Lightfoot Road
Wimauma, 33598
(813) 671-5005

Florida State Campgrounds
Reservations 1-800-326-3521

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

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Little Manatee State Park
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Activities
Canoeing
Visitors can explore the river by canoe and observe the area's scenic beauty and wildlife. Canoes are available for rent at the Ranger Station on a first come first serve basis for $5.00 an hour.

Fishing
Freshwater fishing opportunities include bass, bream and catfish. A Florida freshwater fishing license is required for persons 16 years of age or older. Go to the Favorite Links page for more information on licensing.

Horse Trails
The park has an 8 mile equestrian trail and four equestrian campsites.

Nature Trails
A 6.5-mile hiking trail that meanders through a diversity of habitats is available in the park's northern wilderness area. A primitive camp, located along the trail, is available by reservation only. All hikers must register at the park's ranger station. Little Manatee River State Park's nature trails have been designated as the area's best hiking trails.

Picnicking
Picnic tables and pavillions are available in the picnic area along the river. Pavilions can be reserved for a fee. Unreserved pavilions are available on a first come basis.

Primitive Camping
A primitive camp, located along the trail, is available by reservation only.For more information on camping in our park simply click on the Reserve America link. Clicking on the park map or selecting one of the camping area links just below the park map will allow you to see a map of the individual campsite locations. Select any campsite icon to see a detailed description of the individual campsite and what it has to offer.

RV's
Full RV camping is provided in 34 campsites with full hook-up, four of which are specifically designed for horse camping. (Negative Coggins required for all of our horse camping guests). Each site is equipped with electricity, water, a fire ring and picnic table. Pets are allowed with restrictions. Shopping is available at the Sun City Center which is located 5 miles from the park. Exhibits are located throughout the park and there are many planned activities year-round.

Wildlife Viewing
The Little Manatee River runs through the park and it is an excellent location to observe bird life and other animals.

Youth Camping
Youth Camping area is available at Little Manatee and can accommodate up to 20 people at one time.