Florida Coastal Office
National Estuarine Research Reserves
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Coastal Management Program
Florida Oceans Council
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Cockroach Bay is the least disturbed part of Tampa Bay which makes it popular among nature lovers.
Canoeing, kayaking, swimming and nature observation are popular throughout the preserve. Little Manatee
River State Park offers camping facilities, hiking and equestrian trails, picnicking, fishing and
canoeing/kayaking. There are also paddling trails along
the Little Manatee River and throughout the preserve.
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October 26, 2015
2012 State of Florida