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Bradenton, Florida

Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort

Bradenton, Florida


800 Kay Rd NE
Bradenton, Florida 34212
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Sites: 415
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 27.504788547211
Longitude: -82.481601834297

Elevation: 10' (approximate)
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • 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 yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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46 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Unfortunately, the overall condition is deteriorating (we have stayed 3 times over 3 years). The restrooms and showers need some serious attention. On the plus side, the location is very good ... Walmart, Publix, and HomeDepot within 10 minutes ... excellent beaches within 45 minutes. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $66.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in a premium site but were still very close to I75. The noise from the highway is difficult for sleeping if you like it quiet. We left a day early because of that. You're also packed like sardines next to other RVs. You have to empty your own trash at the dumpsters by the exit of the facility. I would expect trash service at the rate they charge. Overall, the worst place we stayed at in our 3 month trek throughout Florida. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1297
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping was very convenient. Walmart a mile away. Publix a little farther. Lots to do in the greater area but driving required.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $160.00
Overall Rating:      

Went there for a quiet time to rest and relax the noise from the interstate was horrible couldn't hear yourself think..also the noseeems bugs were bad couldn't hang out out side the camper. The people for nice and friendly...the boat ramp is bad - never maintained.... Probably won't go back there even for free.. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We are staying from late Dec through early April. We had a waterfront site which has beautiful views of the lake and community building with is really pretty with the light reflecting on the lake at night. Noise from I-75 is constant, but tends to blend into the background. It can be annoying at times though. The location is very convenient with lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities within a 5 to 25 minute ride. About 40 minutes to the sugar sand beaches on the gulf. The sites vary in the campground - some, like ours have been upgraded with full pads and paved drives. Most are fairly tight. Some are pretty much just gravel with a small patio pad. Two nice pools that are well heated. Lots of activities, though we did not participate in many. Laundry facilities are pretty good. There are a lot of permanent sites with Park models, but there are still lots of RV's in the park. Lots of RV's that come for 3-6 months through the winter like we did. We enjoy the waterfront site and looked around the area to find something similar but with larger sites and a little further from the interstate traffic noise, but didn't find anything better. This is basically our winter home. The location in Bradenton and close to Sarasota as well as family a few miles north of here make this best choice currently available for us. If we found a RV resort with waterfront sites, a little more elbow room and less highway noise, we would be interested in moving, as long as it was in the same general area, but for now we are going to come back for a second season. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This campsite is just a few miles from our home. We used this campsite to do a test run of our camper to see what we needed before our trip to Tennessee in December. The campsite is a mix of RV and permanent mobile homes. The pool was heated and very refreshing. The restrooms were clean. They do have a small dog park that we could take our dogs to and let them run around off of their leash. The campsite we stayed in was a bit tricky to get backed into. Being only my 2nd time backing up my 34ft travel trailer and being it was at night in the dark did not help any. We got it backed in and all hooked up in the dark, and we stayed for 2 nights. I would recommend this campground to others that will be in the area. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

NIce Park, good location. NIce pool area! We had a waterfront site and it was very quiet. Pet friendly and the people were nice too. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
back area on water
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to shopping

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a super convenient location and some parts of the park are very pretty. We stayed here a couple of years ago at Christmas time. It was full then, not so during the summer. Everyone is friendly. I feel the area we stayed in could definitely use some sprucing up. Our picnic table was in bad shape, the site marker was down and tossed in the back, the area just looked a bit run down. There is an extra daily "resort" fee and while it is only 4.00 I had to wonder what it was for. You pay extra for wifi and cable if you want it. I felt a bit like a second class citizen for using Passport America. The dog park had been improved from our last visit but it's still a bit rough for dogs to get any exercise. I don't know what other surface could be used though. It is well shaded. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to everything. Malls, Walmart, grocery stores, restaurants, etc

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The check-in experience was good. We were shown sites that we could choose from. Since we were using the Passport America discount of $18.50 per night, we had to stay in the standard sites right next to I-75. It was noisy with the constant traffic day and night. The site was asphalt but it is very aged and crumbled. Electric, water, and sewer service was fine. There are some nicer sites on the north side of the resort that surround the lake. It is a little quieter in those locations too. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5008
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you like a true NYC deli, visit Sol's NYC Deli in Sarasota. It is at the intersection of Washington and Main in downtown Sarasota. The cheesecake is the best anywhere!!!

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Decided to stay another week, and Encore let us stay at the same discounted price. Signed up for the discounted price at a RV show. We are not Thousand Trail members. Many activities in the large club house. Had a good fish fry while we were there. Second laundry is OK, but could be updated. Stay in office very friendly and helpful. A alligator lives in the lake. Price includes a $3.00 a day resort fee. Residents very friendly. Offered up their golf cart if we needed it. Lots of traffic inside the park. Can hear the noise from the freeway, but tuned it out after a while. Wifi at the office and club house. We will go back to this park. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1020
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

O'Brian's fruit stand is out route 64.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with wide paved roads. Sites are situated around a very nice pond and even though the sites are a little too tight for us, they are average in width, length was plenty for our motorhome and tow. Only negative is the road noise as this park is adjacent to Rt 75 so the road noise is present all the time. Many say you get use to it and it does not bother them, but my wife and I like it a little quieter. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very convenient to Rt 75, Walmart, stores and restaurants and only a short drive to the beaches on the gulf.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, we're batting 3 for 3 with Encore parks. The price to value ratio here is outrageous - the price is 2.25 times higher than anything we've paid here in Florida this winter and our site is horrible. Although I did expect to pay more because we're closer to the coast, I didn't expect the poor site conditions.

We arrived in the rain and the site was a mud pit - standing water and slushy ground. Backing in was tricky because of a tree stump on the inside of the turn. Our site backs up to I-75 and slopes down toward the back. I had to place 2x12s under the rear jacks and they got pushed into the mud and one broke cross grain! We can't get as level as I'd like. The area in front of the RV where we have to park the car looks like a couple of kids went 4-wheeling in it.

We asked to be relocated, but nothing was available. All things considered, I'd rate this as no more than a $30/night site. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3011
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This park provides access to the Bradenton beach areas, which are about 20 minutes away to the west. Just off I75 and the rear of the park is next to the freeway. Little noise was heard during our visit and we were parked in the front of the park. Many full timers in the park, but no trash of visible issues that were notable. Overall condition of the park was average, but it did appear to a little older. Power and water was good in the park. Did not use Wifi during our visit. The parking spots would not be called spacious, but I have plenty of space to park our car dolly and auto in the same area. There was a pool (did not use) and there appeared to be a security gate, but was open each time we left/returned. We would return again. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Beach, Walmart, Circle K truckstop and Ellenton Outlet Mall is very close.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 20

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1168
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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