Lake Manatee State Park

LakeManateeEntranceSignThis park has two circles of camping with about 60 sites with 30 in each area. You can access the lake from the large picnic area which has pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a volley ball court, swimming and a large bathroom with outside showers. There are trails to walk and bike ride. They also have a large boat ramp area with two metal floating docks. Fishing, Swimming, and hiking seems to be the main activity of the park.

There is a paved road into both camping areas with one large bathhouse each. They are extremely nice bathhouses with plenty of hot and cold water with great water pressure. Each of the campsites has vegetation of both sides and in the back for privacy and are sand and gravel. There is no laundry facilities here for campers. Each campsite has a long pipe above the water faucet with a sprinkler head. We were told this was in case of fire in the park. There are also no sewers on the sites. The dump station is located on the road leading out of the camping area. The best for for me was that we got 4 and 5 bars on my cellphone and internet wireless and mom got to watch regular TV. Even our pitiful antenna got about 20 stations for most of the time we were there.

Lake Manatee State Park
20007 State Road 64
Bradenton, Florida 34212
(941) 741-3028
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Lake-Manatee

Admission Fee:
$5.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Pavilion Fee:
$70.00 per day, seating capacity of 75.

Canoe Rental:
2 hour minimum rental – $5.00 per hour, $20.00 maximum for the day.

Camping Fee:
$22.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity.
Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees. Proof of eligibility

54 Campsites: (No laundry facilities in the campground, no sewers on sites)

45 Back-In/30Amp – 16
50 Back-In/30Amp – 21
55 Back-In/30Amp – 4
60 Back-In/30Amp – 11
65 Back-In/30Amp – 2

WHERE TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

GROCERIES

Walmart Supercenter
6225 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 708-2800
OPEN 24 Hours

Publix Supermarket
Rivers Edge Shopping Center
5001 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 744-0866

Walmart Supercenter
5910 Ranch Lake Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 799-5538
Opens at 6:00am

GAS

Speedway Convenience Store
11002 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 747-5976

RaceTrac Gas Station
8100 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 744-2570

Mobil Gas Station
10508 SR 64 East
Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 746-5444

RESTAURANTS

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
1833 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 708-3308
http://acapulcofl.com

Scrambled
1857 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 243-3855
http://scrambledrestaurants.com

Bob Evans Restaurant
Creekwood Crossing
7393 State Road 70
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 752-8935

Rice Bowl Asia House Chinese & Sushi Restaurant
Creekwood Crossing
7305 52nd Place E
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 758-7973
http://ricebowlbradenton.com

Peach’s Restaurant
Creekwood Crossing
7315 52nd Place East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 752-3366
http://peachs.net

Bangkok Tokyo
Creekwood Crossing
7337 52nd Place East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 739-8998
http://bangkoktokyoonline.com

Cedar Reef Fish Camp
7240 55th Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 896-9656
http://cedarreef.com

SUPPLIES

Walmart Supercenter
6225 FL-64
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 708-2800
OPEN 24 Hours

Walmart Supercenter
5910 Ranch Lake Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 799-5538
Opens at 6:00am

RV PROPANE

U-Haul of Bradenton
3602 14th Street West
Bradenton, Fl 34205
(941) 737-3744

LAUNDROMAT

Bright ‘n Clean Laundromat
2609 Manatee Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 749-5300

MEDICAL CARE

Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 2nd St East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 746-5111
http://manateememorial.com

MAP OF THE AREA

LakeManateeSPMap

Our YouTube video from the pictures we took while we were there: