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Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

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Wild florida

I have been to myakka a hundred times. I have biked the park road under a starlit night while on same ride I had to dodge a heard of deer, bike around an alligator, and looked up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to myakka a hundred times. I have biked the park road under a starlit night while on same ride I had to dodge a heard of deer, bike around an alligator, and looked up to see a hawk gliding over my head. I have kayaked to deep hole where I could almost walk across the lake on... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice. I would recommend this to anyone who likes nature. Birds and alligators. Inexpensive day trip from Siesta Key or Sarasota..

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mississauga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

August is not the best time of year to visit. The park itself is very scenic and very quiet as there are few visitors during the week. The rains have made some areas very flooded. With the temparature hovering near 100 degrees, there was not wildlife to be seen, and who could blame them. I did see some trails through... More 

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Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So we pull up to the station to pay the entrance fee, we are given a brochure and our receipt and proceed into the park. Had read about the boat rides on the lake and the canopy walk and was looking forward to a fun relaxing day. Well, it seems as though they had had some hard rains a few... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very very enjoyable narrated boat ride through Myakka river lots of wild life if you are lucky depends on season lots of gators in the summer fun for all

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We do the tree climb all the time. We take our family photis here. We love it. It has canoes for rent and some trails fir bike riding. It is a little expensive to get into as far as state parks go. But worth it. We love it.

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Willow Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park was excellent! We saw a lot of alligators, deer, birds and much more! It is beautiful! There is an educational boat ride and also a concession area. There are a couple piers where you can walk and so many areas to explore!

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Manchester, Ct.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good bird watching off boardwalk, Ride on airboat interesting Guide knowledgeable, saw alligators up close, beautiful place to walk

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure I would have given this five stars instead of four if we had been able to do the things we wanted at Myakka State Park. We were really looking forward to a nice hike and the canopy walk, but when we got there, the ranger said that both were closed because of the amount of rain the past... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the real Florida, what you see driving south of Naples to the backwater town of Flamingo in the Everglades National Park. But Myakka River State Park is only a few minutes east of the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Sarasota. Hop aboard one of the world's largest airboats, the Myakka Maiden or the Gator Gal, and experience... More 

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