Little Manatee River State Park, is a quite state park located in Wilmauma, Florida. It offers miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails along with fishing, boating and swimming.
We enjoyed our time at Little Manatee River, which we spent mostly hiking. On one of our hikes we encountered a golden colored snake, which we had never seen before. After looking it up on the web we decided it might be a Golden Rat Snake. We admired its beauty as it slithered off into the brush. No photo, it was too fast!
I have to say, not much in the way of birding at Little Manatee River. Hopefully, it had more to do with the time of year than the habitat; however, I have noticed that when an area has a lot of Palmettos the birds are scarce, just not enough for them to eat.
It was time for us to leave Little Manatee River, so this morning we packed up and headed to our next adventure.
“If I close my eyes and wish, really hard, for her to go away now, will she?”
When we pulled into our RV site at Little Manatee River State Park, last Sunday, this beauty was there to welcome us. After that first day, I didn’t see her any more. On Saturday afternoon she came back for a visit; ate, walked around and then headed across the street to visit the people in site 20.
For information about the Gopher Tortoise go to this web-site:
Wimauma, is the name of the town where Little Manatee River State Park is located. Its founder made up the name using the names of his three daughters, Willie, Maude, and Mary. Wil-Mau-Ma. Go figure! Earlier in the day we were on the phone with my sister trying to guess the origin of the name.
Paved roads within the campground, and a shell and sand mixture in the campsites.
There are 34 campsites with water and electricity (50amp) and they are very private. Each site separated by native plants and trees.
For the horse lovers out there, LMRSP has four equestrian campsites and twelve miles of riding trails.
We are looking forward to exploring this lovely Florida State Park.