Little Manatee River State Park, Wimauma

#136 of 265 in Nature in Florida
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Little Manatee River State Park is a 2,433-acre (985 ha) Florida State Park located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Sun City, off U.S. Route 301 on Lightfoot Road and along the Little Manatee River.

Activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding, as well as camping, walking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are Florida scrub jays, white-tailed deer, warblers, raccoons, nine-banded armadillos, bobcats, American alligators and North American river otters.

Amenities include a 6.5-mile (10.5 km) hiking trail, 12 miles (19 km) of hiking and equestrian trails and four equestrian campsites, a full-facility campground, a primitive campsite along the trail and a youth/group campground. There is a picnic area along the river with tables, grills, and pavilions. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.
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  • We loved our campsite the privacy is really nice! Rangers are kind and helpful. Clean park. Those leaving one star reviews due to covid restrictions are harming this park unnecessarily. We hiked a...  more »
  • We were camping here for a weekend. Its about 1 hour from our house. The campsite was nice, it was raining most of the weekend. We stayed at a pet friendly site, the bathrooms were older but clean...  more »
  • The people there are fabulous, helpful, and knowledgeable about the surrounding area! Restored my faith in humanity:) Special Thanks to Melody and her husband! Wonderful place to visit. Well maintained property and plenty of critters to see along the road. Friendly environment... I'll be back❤
  • This gem took me by surprise. Easy parking then straight in the woods. Love all the bridges. Hiking the trails, bordered by green swamp on both sides, was exciting. No gators or water moccasins snuck up on me. Really well marked with yellow blazes.

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