Lake Manatee State Park

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Lake Manatee State Park
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Lake Manatee State Park: Park sign
Map showing the location of Lake Manatee State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Manatee State Park
LocationManatee County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBradenton, Florida
Coordinates27°28′41″N 82°20′10″W / 27.47806°N 82.33611°W / 27.47806; -82.33611Coordinates: 27°28′41″N 82°20′10″W / 27.47806°N 82.33611°W / 27.47806; -82.33611
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

Lake Manatee State Park (Lake Manatee State Recreation Area) is a 556-acre (2.3 km2) State Park in the U.S. state of Florida, located on the south shore of 2,400-acre (10 km2) Lake Manatee. It is 9 miles (14 km) east of I-75 on State Road 64 in Bradenton. It is made up of pine flatwoods, Sand Pine scrub, marshes, and hardwood forests.

Activities include canoeing and kayaking, camping, boating, picnicking, swimming. Among the wildlife of the park are alligators, turtles, osprey. Amenities include a 60-site campground, boat ramp, dock, and picnic area. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year-round.

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