Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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The campground at Manatee Springs is a large 80-site campground serving the various swimming, fishing, paddling and picnicking opportunities of Manatee Springs State Park

Made up of several loop roads on either side of the park entrance road, sites are marked as either set along the Magnolia Loop or the Hickory Loop across the road.

Magnolia is the larger of the two clusters of camp sites, with sites 1 through 60 being located along its two sections (1 through 41 along the larger primary loop road, while 42 through 60 are set further back on smaller roads). The primary loop has access to a large modern central bathroom facility, while sites all water and electrical hookups. Sites 20 and 32 are ADA-friendly with concrete parking slabs and pathways to the bathroom building. Sites 42 through 60 do have slightly more privacy and feel further removed from the bulk of the camping crowd.

Across the road, Hickory Loop is where sites 61 through 80 are located. The central bathroom building here is slightly older. Though the trade off is that this is exactly why more campers head to Magnolia, leaving sites along Hickory Loop feeling like they have more privacy. There is also a short trail from the loop to the main park area and the first magnitude Manatee Spring.

RVs and trailers up to 35 feet in total length can be accommodated. Near the park entrance is also a large reservable group site.

Complete camping information can be found by calling the park at 352.493.6072.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Private or commercial fee

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)

Pros

Lots of sites available. Walking distance to park features.

Cons

Little privacy between immediate neighbors.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Florida State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (352) 493-6072

Features

Family friendly
ADA accessible
Wildlife
Fishing
Flushing toilets
Dump stations
General store
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Playground
Lakefront
Showers
Potable water

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

80

Maximum trailer length

35.00 ft (10.67 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

14 in Magnolia Loop and 69 in Hickory Loop - both sites tend to be the most removed from the cluster of camp sites and have the most privacy.

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

North Central Gulf Coast, Florida
North Central Gulf Coast, Florida

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