Bradenton, Florida

Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort

Bradenton, Florida



Bradenton, Florida
Phone: (800) 678-2131

Sites: 415
Recent Rate: $33 5/2015

Latitude: 27.5047885472109
Longitude: -82.4816018342972

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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ken and Mary spaeth

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there for 5 months this winter-December -May. Park setting is lovely. Nice lake in the middle. Our site was on the water and spacious. Picnic table was in disrepair. Very dusty, tons of ants loaded with mole hills. No insect or vermin control. On 2 occasions we were given the park "rules". Interesting that the seasonals were the ones breaking them (fencing in yards, loose cats, sites in poor conditions etc.) Small laundry facility on our end of park was shabby. The bathroom and shower there was dirty and in need of a shower curtain or door. Many sites were rundown. Many times saw 4 or 5 young kids on a golf cart speeding around. Staff generally friendly. Very little if any security. We went away for a couple of nights and someone pulled into our space (we still had stuff on it and it was paid for). Pool areas very nice. Many activities to attend. Very close to 75 and it is LOUD all the time. We didn't get used to that. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Close to outlets. 20 min ride to Sarasota. More to do there. Fairly inexpensive but really needs some sprucing up. 5 month stay was too long.

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consmith

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $26.00
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Got our discount at a RV show. The first site was terrible, but they changed us right away, without a problem. Second site very nice. There was dog stuff and trash on the first site. Lots of no seeums in the park is the reason I only give it a 7 rating. Park is near everything you want. Residents very friendly. Stayed 1 week. Park has many activities. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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grifjj

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $27.00
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We spent two weeks at this park in March. The rate shown above was the off-season rate with good sam discount; we paid this amount for the last 2 days of our stay. For the first 12 days, we paid the in-season rate, which was $64 with the good sam discount. We have spent many weeks at this park over the last 2 years as it is convenient to family who live in Bradenton. Winter Quarters Manatee is clean and well-maintained. Staff are friendly as are the many snowbirds who frequent the park. The park includes a nice, well-shaded dog area and two swimming pools. Winter Quarters Manatee is close to I-95 and thus some of the sites are noisy but since the park is so big we have never had a problem getting a site that was away from the freeway and thus much quieter. Park is not far from Walmart and other shopping centers. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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NashTT

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $16.00
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Stayed "off season" park was at least 3/4 empty. We had a very relaxing and quiet stay. Management had a "whatever you'd like" attitude that was appreciated. I had pre-selected a particular site on a previous drive through and although it is their policy to assign sites it was no problem. It was very hot, as Florida is this time of year, but the power stayed constant throughout our visit. Bugs were no worse than any other place around here at the moment. The few residents present were friendly, but basically left us alone. This is a nice park, and having the facilities practically to yourself is kind of neat. We will return. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 328
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $14.00
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Above average RV park with about 50 park models. Many long term residents. Facilities are very good and in good repair. However, sites can be quite narrow and the site we had fell off at the back but we leveled easily. We were close to the interstate, but we were not bothered by the traffic noise as much as the "no-see-ums" biting us when we walked our dogs. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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old43fan

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $48.00
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This RV resort is anything but a resort. There is more trash in this park than there is at the city dump. Not only that, dog waste liters the streets. I pulled into my site and stepped in dog waste, and then I noticed it in my tires. I was ready to leave. You are about 100 yards from I-75, and the noise gets unbearable at times. The resort (joke) has about 500 sites, with over half being permanent (campers), so you can see why this place can get trashy and residents thinking they own the place. The people are very friendly, but some of the staff need to find another line of work. This is my first and last time here. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Snidely Whiplash

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $56.00
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Highway noise from I-75. Oriented more towards seasonal owners than transients. Nice clubhouse, pool, and hot tub, otherwise park feels a bit dated. Access in the park OK for a larger RV. Rate reflects a week's stay. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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be rob

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $42.00
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There are a few standard sites available for short stays. We had a choice of about 6 or 7. All of our choices were within 200 feet of I-75. Night time road noise is bothersome. We stayed 7 nights. You have to pay extra for internet connectivity, not worth the $16.95 we paid for the week. We had pre-school children playing outside unsupervised on the asphalt outer drive. The campground did not have a Resort atmosphere to it. We will not stay here again, as it doesn't fit our campground style, plus it was too expensive. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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M&M

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $33.00
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This is a mixed use park, primarily manufactured homes with RV sites sprinkled among them. First, the good. The residents of the park are very friendly. Lots of activities in season with one or more activity directors. The park surrounds a small lake, and the walk around the park is about 1.1 miles, making for a pleasant walk or bike ride. Park is close to a Walmart, Cracker Barrel, and just a few miles from Anna Maria Island. The bad: Sites are small and unlevel, even the "elite" sites on the lake. No-see-ums are so thick that you cannot sit out and enjoy your site. Standard sites are very close to I-75, mostly dark and gloomy, and the highway noise is aggravating if not worse. Both laundries had broken machines (even the small secondary laundry was down to one washer) which were not repaired in the 2 weeks we were there. A horde of screaming children took over the smaller pool (I counted 14 -- mind you, this is a very small pool) on both days I attempted to enjoy it, with virtually no parental supervision, and no lifeguard. Evidently there are a number of young families living year round at the park. There are several other parks to choose from in the area; we will look elsewhere. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Born2Roam

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $52.00
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The park brochure now calls itself the "Manatee Encore RV Resort, a Premier RV Resort in Bradenton, FL". "Premier" is a bit of a stretch. Upon arrival we were escorted on a golf cart through the park and allowed to choose our site. Many of the available sites had issues with pads which were cracked, heaved, not level and in our case a little short for door placement over the patio. We finally chose a site on the north end of the park with a bayou behind us. The access road was wide enough to accommodate an easy back-in and the sites had decent width so you weren't on top of your neighbor. After plugging in, our power management system faulted on the 50 amp circuit. The 30 amp connection worked just fine. Park personnel responded quickly, diagnosed a problem with the 50 amp breaker and repaired it promptly. We had to treat a number of fire ant hills around the site. Noise from I-95 was not noticeable inside the RV but there was a din when outside. There was also a very inconsiderate person in the park who on several occasions did not have the common courtesy for their neighbors to pick up after their dog. After we inadvertently tracked a load into the RV we had to constantly check our shoes. The real disadvantage to our site location was the no-see-ums which showed up late every afternoon through sunset and drove us inside the RV. The people we met in the park were very open and engaging. The park had a full calendar of events and we participated in a number of activities. The main rec building was newer construction, nicely landscaped and located alongside the lake. We used the pool and hot tub regularly and their library was a great place to access the free Wi-Fi. Overall, we enjoyed our stay because of the people although we would try another park the next time we come back to Bradenton. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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dickens

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very narrow concrete pads. Many of the patio slabs for short term stays are broken with no evidence of repairs being made. No cable. No Wi-Fi except in the clubhouse. Road noise from I-75. We used the laundry room and one of the dryers made so much noise, we asked the maintenance person if it was OK to use. He said he's told management about the problem but nothing has been done about it. We will look for another park next time we return to the Sarasota area. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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sparky59

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
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We came in for a weekly special. Grassy/gravel, mostly level sites, nice pool, nice laundry. Great bike riding outside the park in a nearby residential neighborhood. Two pools...very nice. Not many shaded sites, the ones that are are backed up near the highway and have a lot more noise. No problems with MiFi or cell phones (AT&T). We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Dragoon

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two weeks and the nightly rate is based on their weekly rate. It is a very nice park with lots to do in the area. There are activities at the park as well. The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is no cable available unless you stay over a month and like Wi-Fi you pay for it - my only disappointment about the park !!! We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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dandd

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $46.00
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One of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed at. The only downside was that the free campground Wi-Fi was non-existent and cable is not available at the short-term sites. Our site was on the far side away from I-75 and extremely quiet. When looking for signs, you will NOT find "Winter Quarters"; rather look for "Encore". Also, our GPS took us into a strip mall. When exiting I-75, turn west and take a right at the third light. Travel 0.9 miles back over I-75 and the campground will be on your immediate left. We will be staying here again on our way north in March. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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rgcherry

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $20.00
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Very nice park with good level sites. Daily trash pick up. Lovely lake half mile long by quarter mile wide. We stayed a month and met loads of friendly people. Pool heated to 86 degrees. Lots of activity. Close to good shopping and eats. The staff was helpful above and beyond the call! Only complaint was the "noseeum" bugs in sites at far end of lake. We would reccomend this park to everyone! We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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