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Myakka River State Park

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nature walk

really wet in the summer, but a fun place to visit with beautiful nature and a cool treetop walkway.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Art F
Miami, Florida
Great Gumbo!

I had lunch today at the concession restaurant, sitting on the deck overlooking the upper lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
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“canopy walk”(516 reviews)
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Reviewed 3 days ago

really wet in the summer, but a fun place to visit with beautiful nature and a cool treetop walkway.

Thank Art F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had lunch today at the concession restaurant, sitting on the deck overlooking the upper lake Myakka. the deck is second story, with a great view. local florida beers on tap. the gumbo was really tasty with shrimp and few pieces of crab and celery...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went because we had never been there! I was a little disappointed that there wasn't much to do. It's very pretty and relaxing. I was looking forward to the swinging bridge, but it's super short. Be sure to climb up to the top of...More

1  Thank Emmagrl83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael and I have been leaving in Sarasota thirteen years. He just bought a new truck and we decided to visit our beautiful parks in Fl. We started our journey with Myakka park. It was great. We loved it, especially the canopy.

Thank Oym12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For everyone's information, the Airboats are no longer operating and were retired on July 31, 2018, the new company, National and State Parks Concessions is offering the same tours on different pontoon boats, they are building two new low draft 100 passenger jet boats, that...More

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite parks I have been to in Florida! Don't miss the airboat ride with an entertaining and informative tour guide. Keeps you laughing while you learn so much about the eagles, hawks, ospreys, roseate spoonbills, and alligators that call this park home....More

1  Thank JWPeck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meander through the prairie. Bike the pavement. Birdwatching! Gators! Tree walk. Many trails to hike. Old growth Florida at it's finest.

Thank nancymJ3847GX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trails, nice walking paths. Great river views. Great boat ride availble. nice concession stand and sovenir shop

Thank Philster45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Sarasota, FL. Going to Myakka State Park was always an exciting adventure. This is Central Florida, flora and fauna at it's best! Make sure you take the drive along the road to Clay Gulley (It was used to film a recent...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been looking forward to visiting this park for many years now. Had the opportunity to travel for a little work and decided to shoot for a cabin, (as we would usually be travelling in our motorhome...). Cabin #4 was a nice treat as it is...More

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April 24, 2018|
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Response from Jonathan-MicheleM | Reviewed this property |
I think driving thru the park itself would take under 30 minutes, stopping a bit to view the gators, but if you're there and have a few, walking to the swinging bridge / canopy walk / tower would be worth it. As far as the... More
January 8, 2018|
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Response from Kristi V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we did not take the boat tour.
December 19, 2017|
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Response from jchand2015 | Reviewed this property |
Each of the 5 cabins consist of one large living space that contain 2 queen size beds plus a sleeper sofa. Also in this space is a dining area and large stone fireplace. The recent upgrades to the cabins include a small... More