Little Manatee River Campground

The Little Manatee River Campground provides RV campers with a quiet spot to park while exploring Tampa Bay. This RV park is located within Little Manatee State Park, which provides campers with a plethora of activities including hiking, kayaking, and swimming. There's even a playground for kids, and picnic tables so you can grill out and enjoy the famous Florida sunshine. Pets are welcome here; however, there is a restriction on breeds, so it's worth checking ahead of time if you're unsure. This beautiful Tampa area campground is ideal for anybody looking to escape to nature.When you're motorhome camping at Little Manatee River Campground, you should expect a basic camping experience. There are over 25 dirt sites available, and each campsite comes with water and electric hookups. There are also some basic amenities available to Wimauma campers, including showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Some campsites also come with fire rings so you can enjoy cool nights by the campfire.Anybody parking their campervan rental at Little Manatee River Campground will have access to some of the prettiest cities in Florida. Tampa is about half an hour's drive away and is one of Florida's biggest cities with many excellent attractions. There's also Sarasota, which is less than an hour's drive away and has some of the best seafood restaurants and natural sights in the state.

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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


Find the perfect RV

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


Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

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


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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Hillsborough County, you'll no doubt want to explore Little Manatee River State Park. This oxbow section of the Little Manatee River is the ideal location for nature watchers, as alligators, river otters, and even manatees inhabit this stretch of the river. The forests surrounding the river are also popular with birdwatchers, and you can expect to see red-headed woodpeckers, sandhill cranes, and even Florida scrub-jays. There's also a hiking trail which runs in a six-mile-long loop, with the trail providing scenic views of the Little Manatee River and surrounding dunes and forests. The brackish waters of the river are also ideal for fishing, and catches include mullet, snook, and catfish.Tampa campers will have access to lots of scenic areas worth exploring. The Terra Ceia Preserve State Park is located just north of Bradenton and covers over 2,000 acres of wetlands, mangrove forests, and woodlands. There are several hiking trails that will take you along boardwalks and through the wetlands. One of the most popular activities at this park is kayaking through the mangroves, which is a unique and truly magical experience. Other popular activities include canoeing and fishing in the clear waters.Or, you might want to visit one of Florida's inland lakes when you book an Airstream rental near Tampa. Manatee Lake State Park consists of over three miles of shoreline along Manatee Lake with a pine scrub and flatwood environment. This lake covers over 2,400 acres, making it the perfect place for kayakers to explore. The lake is also a popular fishing spot, and catches include bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Swimming is another popular activity, and there are several designated swimming areas. If you'd rather stay dry, there are also over four miles of hiking trails that lead around the lake.

Exploring the City

While RV camping near Tampa, you'll have some fun excursions to plan. The Florida Aquarium is one of the best in the state and features roughly 14,000 different creatures across a 250,000-square-foot aquarium. Some of the highlights of the aquarium include a variety of seahorses, beautiful yet deadly jellyfish, and 300-pound goliath groupers. There's even a small water park for kids at this aquarium so you can cool down on a hot day. If you're feeling brave, you can book a swimming experience and swim alongside sharks, moray eels, and more.You might want to plan a fun and educational experience for kids while camping near Tampa. The Glazer Children's Museum features over 150 interactive exhibits where kids can have fun and learn. These exhibitions are very diverse and include an art room where kids can paint and draw and a sandy beach where they can pretend to be a sailor or pirate. There's even a pretend firehouse where they can simulate driving a fire engine.If you're ready to expand your explorations, consider driving south to Sarasota. This beautiful city contains many cultural sights, such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This impressive collection of art is housed within a stunning Renaissance-style pink mansion and contains art from across the world with various pieces ranging from sculptures to paintings. Some famous and unusual artists are on display including Marcel Duchamp, Peter Paul Rubens, and Rosa Bonheur.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.