Lake Manatee was formed in the 1960’s by the damming of the Manatee River. I spent one night camped here, as I made my way back towards the Tampa area.
A good fishing “lake” from what I heard. There were a few boats out there, when I walked along its shoreline, but certainly not in great numbers.
The trails were mostly through Florida scrub, which made for some soft, sandy hikes.