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Group Camping near Little Manatee River (Full amenities on site)

3 Day Group Camping Car Camping at a River Campground

Event difficulty Rating: 1 of 10 - Easy

(Relaxing camp life on the Little Manatee River)

Physical Requirement Rating: of 5

Comfort Rating: of 5

Children Allowed: Yes (All Ages)

Pets Allowed:
Yes, no aggressive breeds please!

This is really an amazing camping area, most of the TAG staff been here and love it! Join us, it's only a short drive from Tampa (30-45mins). Pull up to the group camp site in your car, unload, set up your tent, and you are camping in Florida!

This unique TAG adventure takes us to a group campground on the shore of the Little Manatee River. With hot showers, running water, electric outlets and our famous, homemade spaghetti dinner, this camping trip will have all the creature comforts you desire in a beautiful rustic setting.

January in Florida means cool weather and camping! Don't own a tent or sleeping bag? No problem, we have you covered. Rent a camping package and save money without having to buy new gear. If you have your own camping gear, grab your tent and sleeping bags and join TAG for a fun camping adventure.

Don't miss this new group camp site, it's going to be amazing!

What's Included

  • 3 day, 2 night reservations for the group camp site
  • Hot showers on site
  • Running water on site
  • Full bathrooms on site
  • Electric outlets near your tent
  • Authentic Italian spaghetti dinner with sides
  • $5.00 TAG discount for kayaking rentals on Saturday
  • Campfire each night
  • Fun-filled photos of the entire event
  • Free access to the river
  • Free parking included
  • TAG staff present during the event
  • TAG's "Quality Event Promise"

Daily Itinerary

Friday - Day 1

Arrive at the campsite around 4PM and check in with a TAG staff member. Set up your tents, fire up the stove or grill and cook dinner, go for a leisurely evening hike, or relax around the fire ring with other TAG members.

If you have added the camping gear package, your tent, sleeping bag, pad, and lantern will be set up and ready when you arrive.

Saturday - Day 2
Wake up and prepare your own breakfast while spending some relaxing time around the fire. In the late morning, join TAG for an optional paddle down the Little Manatee River, which runs right through the campground. If you are interested in this excursion and need to rent a kayak or canoe, visit the onsite office. When renting a canoe or kayak, mention you are with TAG to receive the group discount.

Kayak Paddle on Saturday

Kayaks and canoe rentals are available and include a $5.00 off TAG discount. We plan on launching around 11:00AM from the on-site beach next to the campsite. The paddle down river will take about 2 to 3 hours then a shuttle bus will pick us up and return us to the camp site around 1-2PM. After the paddle, enjoy your lunch with free time for more hiking, canoeing, kayaking, photography, fishing, birding, etc.

Kayak Rental Rates with special TAG Discount

Double Canoe $32.00

Double Kayak $32.00

Single Kayak $25.00

Bring Your Own Kayak/Canoe

Shuttle fee is $15.00 per boat

Saturday Spaghetti Dinner

Conquer your camping hunger with this feast. Your home-made Italian dinner, prepared by Chef Stan, will be ready around 4PM. See the dinner menu below. Save room after dinner, you will have a chance at roasting the perfect smore over the camp fire.

Sunday- Day 3:
Wake up, enjoy your breakfast and soak up the last quiet moments away from daily life before packing up for the short drive home. By 11AM please pack up your gear, break down tents and checkout with the TAG staff before leaving. TAG members who rented gear can leave the tents as is, we will pack up for you.

Dinner Menu

  • Authentic Italian spaghetti dinner with sides
    (Vegetarian option available)
    • Delicious hand-rolled, 100% beef, home-made Italian meatballs
    • Made-from-scratch red wine and garlic spaghetti sauce
    • Tender spaghetti noodles
    • Fresh garden salad
    • Grill-toasted french garlic bread
    • Dark chocolate smores over the fire

Prepared by Chef Stan. Dinner included in price.

What to Bring

This is an extensive list of camping gear, please adjust it to meet your needs and comfort levels.

Camping Gear

  • Extension cord or power strip if you want power to your tent
  • Ground cloth or tent tarp
  • Tent
  • Portable camp chairs
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillows
  • Camp stove
  • Stove fuel
  • Charcoal and lighter fuel (if grilling)
  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Utensil set (including spoons, knives, forks, and cooking utensils such as serving spoons, knives, and spatulas)
  • Can opener
  • Mess kits (plates, cups, bowls)
  • Cooler and ice
  • Dish detergent (environmentally safe please)
  • Plastic basin (for washing dishes)
  • Paper towels
  • Tablecloth
  • Trash bags
  • Foil
  • Ziplock bags
  • Citronella candle
  • Lantern (at least one per tent makes camping much more enjoyable)
  • Headlamps/flashlights
  • Bug spray
  • Heavy, warm blankets

Bring food for 3 days and 2 nights of camping. Dinner on Saturday is included.


  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Towel
  • Shower items
  • Shower shoes


You save 50% with TAG's group camping rates. The average Florida campsite costs are $56.00 for a 2 night reservation.

Only $28.25 for 3 day 2 night camping and home-cooked dinner is included!

Driving Directions

Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River

18001 US Hwy 301 S.
Wimauma, Fl. 33598

Please look carefully, you may drive past the entrance. The entrance is on the right just after you cross the Little Manatee River bridge if you are heading South on 301.

Click here to view and print directions

Event Photos

Group camping area is built in the trees with open cutouts for tents.

Picnic area

Real bathrooms with running water!

Hot water showers available day and night located 30 seconds from the camp area.

Cooking pavilion next to the group camp site!

Event Rules

Please follow the simple rules so everyone can have an enjoyable time.

  • Alcohol is permitted but drink responsibly! Know your limits!
  • No driving or boating while drinking will be tolerated
  • No firearms, fireworks, or dangerous items
  • No loud music or noise after 11:00PM
  • Respect the camp property so we can come again
  • Follow the directions from the TAG Staff members

How do I contact TAG?

We strive to respond to support tickets as quickly as possible.


Toll Free:[masked]-TAG (824)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Do this one again soon! Id love to go but just joined today!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like fun! The dates don't work for me but hope to see this event again! :)

    January 18, 2013

  • Tampa Adventure Group (.

    Do you have questions about camping out?

    January 13, 2013

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