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Little Manatee River State Park
Little Manatee River State Park

Little Manatee River State Park

Daily 8am–dark
215 Lightfoot Rd, Wimauma, Florida, 33598

Practical Info

Little Manatee River State Park is located off US 301 on Lightfoot Road, five miles (eight kilometers) south of Sun City. It is about a 30-minute drive south from Tampa, and a 90-minute drive southwest from Orlando (take exit 246 off Interstate 75). The park is open year-round, from 8am to dark every day. There is an entry fee of $5 per vehicle for two to eight people, and $4 for single-occupant vehicles.

The park is nearly 40 miles (63 km) long and covers 2,600 acres (1052 hectares). It is a popular spot for canoe rentals, pavilion rentals, as well as back country camping. Picnic pavilions can be reserved with a fee, and unreserved ones are first come, first serve. There are restrooms located by the picnic pavilions, but none available on the loop trail.

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