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Myakka River State Park

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Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

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Great place to see wildlife. We saw two alligators being territorial, birds and deers on our walk to canopy trail. Good for a short visit we did not like the boat ride although... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Heathrow, Florida
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Heathrow, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to see wildlife. We saw two alligators being territorial, birds and deers on our walk to canopy trail. Good for a short visit we did not like the boat ride although it was informational, we saw more wildlife on trails.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the nature walk and canopy walk with our family. Very hot day, which stopped us from kayaking, but we went on the airboat ride which was wonderful, and saw lots of birdlife and alligators. Well worth the trip, and excellent way to see some of the Florida countryside and wildlife. The cafe food was good value and enjoyable... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We LOVE the park and enjoy renting a cabin here from time to time as an inexpensive and lovely get-away. Each season brings it's own special beauty and types of wildlife. We've seen plent of gators, (from our kayak and from the land) wild pigs, deer, fox, raccoons, squirrels, all sort of water birds and birds in the woodsy sections.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The staff here are so friendly. They took the time to talk to my family about the alligator toour we were about to embark on - from the ecosystem, the park and of course safety. Highly recommend the air boat tour!

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this one hour excursion to get up close to the alligators. The run the trip 3 times a day, but it does get booked up, so get your tickets in good time.

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Northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and excellent value. Saw Alligators and soft backed Turtles as well visiting the tree top walk.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to see the prototypical Florida wetland this is it! I went with my son's Boy Scout Troop and it was epic. We canoed across the lake in the main part of the park, rode bike all trough and across the park, tracked animals through the woods...and above all else SAW LOTS OF ALLIGATORS!!! Just before dusk they... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love this State Park! Real Florida! The boat ride it totally affordable! Nice for a change. The canopy trees and trail walk are nice. I would like to come back and rent bikes.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gators, Pigs, birds... Great to ride on a bike or on horse back. One of the most beautiful parks in Florida

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arcadia, florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We spend 3 nights camping in site # 62. Very roomy site next to the restrooms if you chose to use them, they were spotless! It was a full hook-up site and pull through. It was very hot during the day so we decided to hang inside until the sun sets in the evening. The park comes alive at night!!!... More 

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Additional Information about Myakka River State Park

Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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