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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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Gators Galore for the Kids

We discovered this state park when we first moved here five years ago. There is a small fee but it's worth it. We don't use the camping facilities but we do like the air boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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University Park, Florida
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University Park, Florida
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We discovered this state park when we first moved here five years ago. There is a small fee but it's worth it. We don't use the camping facilities but we do like the air boat ride to see the gators and birds. You can see lots of both. The kids love it. Plus when the boat returns to dock they... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been here in the pass and it's seems it never changes lots of wild birds,wild hogs and oh yes alligators lots of them. We where on last boat tour of the day temp.little warm so the gators where little less active . If you go do the early tour ride on the air boat see lot more gators... More 

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I travel to siesta key Florida every year. We try to do something different every visit but one thing we make a point of doing every visit is a trip to Myakka River State Park. This is the type of state park you'll never know what you're going to see, with the exception of the alligators! Some... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myakka is a beautiful park offering more than I could see in my one day there, but for me the highlight was the canopy walkway. It's a wooden walkway built at treetop level that you climb a series of stairs to get to. The walkway is 25 feet up, but it feels a lot higher than that when you're up... More 

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Thank Yessyhara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunatelly it was a very short time after the floods, so the bird walk was under the water and during the ride we saw only 4 aligators but it was still worth a visit! The park is very nice, calm. I wish my wife let me to borrow a canoe and ride it instead of the air boat, which was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myakka offers a huge opportunity for biking, hiking, or canoeing. There are many picnic shelters throughout the park and you can go from picnicking in a hidden or secluded spot to dining in the park restaurant. Bring comfortable shoes and some bug spray. This is a wild area with a lot of Florida critters and some of them are the... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myakka River State Park is the ideal location for your weekend or holiday. It is a true family outting for all ages and will not disappoint. The boat tours run all year round, but my favourite is the tram tour running at High Season only (so check the dates). Bring good binoculars or a small telescope and you will see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For many years as often as our schedules allow we have enjoyed our stays in the log cabin rentals at this park. Staying in the cabins, you have the basic comforts of home, including A/C and a fireplace, a full kitchen with fridge, stove, and basic cooking utensils(sorry, no dishwasher). A backyard BBQ grill if you didn't bring your own... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorites things to do is kayaking. You can bring your own or rent them and kayak around the lake or in the Myakka River. You are almost sure to see alligators. Some of them bask on the river bank and others will swim across the water. The gators are afraid of kayaks and quickly go under when... More 

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Thank Merriill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rangers are great. Park is huge and there are many things to do from boat or tram rides to just exploring.

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