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Little Manatee River State Park

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Address: 215 Lightfoot Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598-7518
Phone Number: +1 813-671-5005
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Really Nice Experience

Very little else in this area to "tourist" at. The exhibit is really very nice. Do not bother going unless the weather is chilly, the manatees come to this location because of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sun City Center, Florida
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Sun City Center, Florida
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very little else in this area to "tourist" at. The exhibit is really very nice. Do not bother going unless the weather is chilly, the manatees come to this location because of the warm water of the power plant next door.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been hiking here several times, has some great shady trails along the river. We use the entrance off the road, there is a good 6 mile loop, no bathrooms on that loop so be prepared!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here twice. Beautiful park with lots of trails. The water is so clear in the Little Manatee River you see to the bottom. Which came in handy keeping a look out for alligators! Thank goodness I didn't see one! The campsites are a nice size for tents or RVs. The bath house is very clean.... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

When I first turned into the park I thought I took the wrong road since nothing said anything about camping The gate entrance is very narrow The campground is 2 more miles beyond the check in There is one loop on a one way road with 30 back in sites. All sites are gravel and level with lots of trees... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The river is little the manatee's are normal. Its a nice park restrooms, showers with laundry. Lots of trails, horseback riding. The rangers are knowledgeable. There are birds with wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A nice park for horseback riding. The trails are maintained. The rangers are friendly. The wildlife is plentiful. You are sure to see deer and lots of birds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I posted a review yesterday for the WRONG company - and I have done this particular trip. They were good about getting us into a canoe, we floated/paddled leisurely, but managed to tip over the canoe TWICE - which ended up making me loose my glasses and ruin a camera - but I'd do it again in a heart beat.

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Martin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, quiet, hidden sites. Clean restrooms/showers with laundry. Plenty of hiking trails. Limited access to the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Nice and quiet park with large wooded campsites. Some walking trails. Shopping is not far away. You may see turtles and snakes.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This was a very educational tour. It was great to see the manatees in person however they mostly just coe up to breathe and go back under. The location is next to a power plant which is why they congregate there but it is not attractive.

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