Suncoast Chapter - Florida Trail Association

Masonic Park Hiking Trail

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To reach Masonic Youth Camp, take I-75 to the Ruskin/Sun City Center exit and go east through Sun City Center to Highway US-301. Turn south on US-301. Cross the river and look for the entrance to the Masonic Youth Camp on the left. Check in with the camp attendant. If you continue past Masonic Youth Camp to the south, you will come to the entrance to Little Manatee River State Park off Lightfoot Road.

Masonic Park and Youth Camp is located on 208 acres along US-301 and the Little Manatee river, south of Sun City Center.

>The loop trail is 2 miles long. Campers must register with the custodian. For campsite reservations call: (941) 634-1220.

Drinking water must be carried into the campsite. You may use downed wood for a campfire in the established fire ring, but cutting living trees is not allowed. The use of camp stoves is encouraged. Please follow the "Leave No Trace" principles of outdoor ethics.

No Vehicles, No Horses, No Guns, No Pets.

Map of Masonic Youth Camp

FTA and Suncoast Chapter activities are lead by "Certified Activity Leaders."
Risk Assumption: There are certain risks which are inherent in any hike or other Florida Trail Association activity. Each FTA member, guest, or non-member hiker agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying such persons. The Association cannot ensure the safety of any participant on hikes or activities. When participating in Association activities, each person agrees to hold harmless and free from all blame the activity leaders and the Florida Trail Association . . . its' officers and members . . . for any accident, injury, or illness which may be sustained from participating in Association activities.