Little Manatee River State Park
About Little Manatee River State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Little Manatee River State Park is gearing up for our winter programming which will include guided hiking tours on Saturdays at 1pm and campfire programs for overnight guests on Saturday night at 7:30pm.
A new special event is coming to the park! Saturday, October 12th from 12-11pm we will hold our First Annual Back 40 Music Fest. Live bands from around the Tampa Bay and Sarasota area will perform. First show starts at 12:30pm and the last show is at 10:00pm. The event will also feature arts and crafts, Suncoast Food Trucks, Beer Garden and a couple activities for kids.
Volunteer Opportunities - If you enjoy working with people and in the outdoors then give the ranger station a call at 813-671-5005 and ask for me, Christy Burch, Park Manager. The park is in need of some hard working, enthusiastic, self-motivated volunteers that have an interest in visitor services, grounds maintenance and trail maintenance. If you think you have what it takes then we would love to have you as a park volunteer.
Come visit the "Real Florida"
Christy Burch, Park Manager
Little Manatee River State Park is located four miles south of Sun City Center, off U.S. 301 on Lightfoot Road. From Tampa: I¿75 South to Exit 240A, East to U.S. 301, Then South 4 miles, Turn Right onto Lightfoot Road, Park is on the Right From Sarasota/Bradenton: I-75 North to Exit 229, East to U.S. 301, Then North 6 miles, Turn Left onto Lightfoot Road, Park is on the Right From Pinellas County: I-275 South, cross the Skyway Bridge to I-75 North, Exit 229, East to U.S. 301, Then North 6 miles, Turn Left onto Lightfoot Road, Park is on the Right
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of Little Manatee River
- 116 Hickory Creek Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are permitted in the campground and throughout the picnic area on a six-foot handheld leash. Pets are prohibited on all nature trails. There is a $2.00 fee per night for pet camping and owners must provide proof of rabies vaccination.