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Little Manatee River State Park
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Location Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Brandon, Florida
Coordinates 27°40′16″N 82°21′22″W / 27.67111°N 82.35611°W / 27.67111; -82.35611Coordinates: 27°40′16″N 82°21′22″W / 27.67111°N 82.35611°W / 27.67111; -82.35611
Area 2,433 acres
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Little Manatee River State Park is a 2,433 acre Florida State Park located five miles south of Sun City, off U.S. Route 301 on Lightfoot Road and along the Little Manatee River. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding, as well as camping, walking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are scrub jay, warblers, and raccoons, as well as armadillos, and bobcat, alligators and river otters.

Amenities include a six-and-a-half mile hiking trail, 12 miles of hiking and equestrian trails and four equestrian campsites, a full-facility campground, a primitive campsite along the trail and a youth/group campground. There is a picnic area along the river with tables, grills, and pavilions. The park is open from 8:00 am till sundown year round.




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