Coming for a paddle, a ride or a nice long hike? Take a moment to plan your visit, bring supplies for a picnic and make a day of it. Mornings are a good time to see white tailed deer, the afternoon sun tempts out the gopher tortoise which are often seen eating grass on the road shoulder. If you go out on the river, the water is often clear enough to see schools of mullet and other salt water...
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!Campground Facilities Notice
Until further notice, temporary bathhouse trailers are provided for use in the campground. The campground bathhouse at Little Manatee River State Park is closed and will be replaced. This project may take longer than anticipated due to hurricane damage repairs statewide, however it remains a high priority and will be addressed as quickly as possible. Please be patient during this time of transition, park staff and volunteers are working hard to ensure you continue to have an excellent stay. The restrooms at the river steps and picnic area remain open for use. If you have any questions, please contact the park at 813-671-5005.