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Myakka River State Park

Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely park to walk or cycle round. Best to drive straight down to cafe and rental area and park there. Bikes can be hired and probably best way to get round the park. Unfortunately, did not see much wildlife on our visit but nice way to spend a relaxing day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

5 cabins, 100 full service campsites newly renovated, gift shop and food on 2nd floor near canoe kayak bicycle rentals, Gator Gal paddlewheeler to view wildlife birds and gators, birdwalk boardwalk out into lake, canopy walk with great view from suspension bridge and tower, walk down to the dam from the rentals area. If you join for the year at... More

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Victoria
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We visited this park recently when we were staying with friends. We were not too sure what to expect. We didn't see that much wild life and were really disappointed that we didn't get on the airboat as it was full. I think there should be more airboat times to accommodate more visitors. Of course the park would also increase... More

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here when the weather was too cool to sit on the beaches, and I like to watch and photograph wildlife. Only 45 minutes from Anna Maria Island we entered the park and paid $6 for our car load. On the way to book airboat tickets we saw masses of gators from the river bridge, together with herons, ibis... More

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Tamm, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We went there during the coldfront, so we had about 11 degrees. We did the airboat trip and really enjoyed it, we got to see a couple gators even though it was that cold and the captain provided a lot of interesting information about the animals and the park. Price for one hour tour is $12 per person which is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have been here before and it was great with a lot to do and places to walk. When we went this time the park was flooded so we were restricted as to where we could go but still had a great time.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went here November 15th with my whole family. We took the boat tour for only $12, was interesting. Saw lotsa gators and the tour guide was funny andhad a lot of knowledge about the animals, flowers, etc. Just wished the boat would go faster but it's a 1975 boat. After we had gator stew and ate lunch we brought in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

If your looking to see gators I'm their natural habitat this is a great place to see it. However, beware of the staff. I was fishing off a bridge in the park with worms on a small hook n bobber setup, the bridge allowed for fishing, there was no signs stating otherwise. A male ranger drove over and shouted through... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This park is definately worth visiting . We loved the boat trip on the lake and the bus ride around the park .We also booked to take the walk out to The Big Hole to see the mass of aligators . Amazing experience

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This park is a must see when visiting Sarasota! From the roadways with the hanging moss to the walkway in the sky where you can see the trees and ferns close up all is just breathtaking. Then when you throw in the wildlife it is just amazing... alligators, turkeys, deer, and birds, birds, birds. A wonderful experience!!

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