Join us for the 3rd annual Treasure Hunt Event presented by the Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park. Your support of this event will go directly to help us support projects in our park

On this treasure hunt, you will search the park trails for keys to treasure and prizes. You may hike the lands trails on foot or ride the trails on horseback. Follow the map provided for directions to find keys. After your trail quest, turn in your keys for chances to win lots of great prizes, each valued at $25 or more. You must be present to win prizes and pick up auction items.

There will be live music, display and vendor booths, Cowboy Bingo, corn hole games, a silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing. Lunch will be served as well.

The entry fee is $25 per participant with advance purchase, $30 on the day of the event.  Prices include one lunch. Extra lunches are available for $8 each. You must have one paid event admission for each participant. Please visit our special events page to purchase your tickets. This event goes on rain or shine.  Just like when you purchase a concert ticket, there are no refunds unless the event is cancelled for any reason. You must have one paid event admission for each participant.

Wildlife Conservation

We are dedicated to the preservation of the diversity in our natural wildlife, and the removal of harmful invasive species.

Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation

Fundraisers and Special Events

One of our favorite ways to help the Little Manatee River State Park is by hosting special events! Join us for a mystery map trail ride, cowboy cookout, or more! Click the link below for more details on upcoming events.

Special Events

Photo Gallery

Want to see more of the state park before your visit? Check out what you can expect here! As photos become available they will be updated here, but for the most up to date information, or to share your own photos from your state park experience,  visit our facebook!

Photos

All About Us

The Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park are dedicated to preserving and growing the Little Manatee River State Park as a nature preserve, camping destination, and access point to the Little Manatee River. Working in concert with volunteers from all walks of life, we hope to preserve this wonderful slice of Old Florida for generations to come. Welcome!

Search around the site using the links above to learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities, special events, and fun ways to get involved with your South Shore community.

Come explore the state park on foot, horseback, car, or bike!
Come explore the state park on foot, horseback, car, or bike!