Meet at the entrance welcome center. This is also where you pick up your envelope to pay the parking fee $2 for each hour of $5 all day, reserve your kayak and also the restrooms. Kayak rental for 2 hours is $15 dollars they accept cc or cash (bring a drivers license to hold your kayak loan) .
Once the group is together we will walk over to get our kayaks at the outfitters entrance and head out to see the Manatee. If you don't kayak, but want to see the Manatee they have a great area to view them. This park was small but beautiful. I came on a monday last time and it was busy park. This is the end of Manatee seasons so I hope to get my last glimpse till they head out to warm waters.