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Lake Manatee Campground

If you want to park a Bradenton camper rental in the heart of nature, consider camping at Lake Manatee Campground in Manatee County. The 60-site campground is located within the shady forests of Lake Manatee State Park and offers direct access to water activities on Lake Manatee. What’s more, the RV campgrounds are just a short drive from Interstate 75 and Highway 70, making it easily accessible from the city of Bradenton.This RV park is equipped for RVs of up to 65 feet in length, and each site is set up with 30 amp electricity and potable water. There are showers, restrooms, and a dump station nearby. On-site, guests can eat outside in the picnic areas, swim in the lake, or gather around a campfire. The campground is also pet-friendly and provides a playground for young campers.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Of course, when you’re camping at Lake Manatee Campground, the first place you’ll want to explore will be Lake Manatee State Park. The park, which stretches for three miles along the shores of Lake Manatee, is blessed with a pleasant temperature all year round. It’s a fantastic getaway for outdoor lovers no matter the season. The lake itself is a scenic spot for canoeing, kayaking, or swimming. You can also spot wildlife from the bank of the lake or take a hike in the surrounding pinewood forests. Lake Manatee State Park features over four miles of walking trails as well as a two-and-a-half-mile off-road biking trail.Another popular place to visit with an RV rental near Bradenton is Little Manatee River State Park; it’s just half an hour's drive away when you rent a camper near Lake Manatee Campground. This state park is one of the best places in the region to observe wildlife. In the river, you can spot alligators, freshwater turtles, and many species of fish, while the river bank is a haven for land mammals. Looking up to the treetops, you can also spot several types of butterflies and birds such as osprey, Florida scrub-birds, and red-shouldered hawks. There are plenty of recreational activities on offer in the park too. Those who like to get wet can rent kayaks or canoes from the ranger station. On land, you can go hiking, cycling, or horseback riding using the park's 15 miles of multi-use trails.Driving south while Lake Manatee camping, you’ll soon arrive at Myakka River State Park, another hotspot for adventure seekers. Home to Myakka Lake and a portion of the Myakka River, you can find canoeing and kayaking opportunities as well as guided lake tours on air-powered boats. You can also drive or cycle for seven miles through the Florida marshlands or discover the backroads on horseback or by mountain bike. Hikers can discover Myakka River State Park on the 39-mile Myakka Loop Trail or get a bird’s-eye view from the canopy walkway. This is also the best place to spot birdlife; birdwatchers can join organized bird walks between November and April.

Explore the Area

Whatever season you choose to book an RV in Manatee County, you’ll find plenty of activities in the nearby city of Bradenton. The city offers art galleries, a range of museums, and boutique stores housed inside of colorful cottages. This is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or enjoy the nightlife. A must-see while in town is the vibrant downtown area which hosts Bradenton’s farmers' market. The market is a weekly event for the local community, and along with fresh and local produce, you can hear live music, watch cooking demonstrations, or take part in family-friendly activities. It’s an event you can’t miss when you camp in an RV near Bradenton.One of the best-known attractions in the area is Manatee Village Historical Park. A visit to this unique attraction is sure to feel like a jump back in time. The village hosts 14 historical points including several buildings which date back to the early 20th century. Among these restored houses are a former farmhouse and a general store. Manatee Village Historical Park also claims to host the oldest graveyard in Manatee County. There are original artifacts, a themed gift shop, and educational exhibitions too.Another highlight of Bradenton is the Riverwalk, a green park which runs for one and a half miles along the side of the Manatee River. More than just a pleasant place to take a stroll, the Riverwalk provides sports facilities, social areas, and even an open-air amphitheater with live performances. You can take the kids to play in the splash zone, test your skills at the skate park, or see what events are taking place on the Regatta Plaza. You might want to join a Riverwalk yoga class or just read a book on the lawn. There are countless options for travelers of all kinds when you’re RV camping at Lake Manatee Campground.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.