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Myakka River State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Canoe/Kayak Adventure on the Myakka River

In order to participate in this program, one:

•  Must not exceed the manufacturer’s weight limit for one’s chosen vessel.
•  Must have the ability to wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.
•  Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
•  Must be able to tolerate exposure to the outdoors for approximately 4 hours.
•  Must provide one’s own drinking water and other personal need items.
•  Must provide an individually owned or rented kayak that one is able to carry, independently or with the assistance of a companion, for up to 300 feet over wet, sandy, and uneven terrain.
•  Must be able to enter and exit the bed of a truck, or traverse a 300 foot sidewalk, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
•  Must have the ability to enter and exit the kayak independently or with the assistance of a companion.
•  Must have the ability to remain seated, maneuver, and balance independently or with the assistance of a companion.
•  Must have at least one person in the kayak with the ability to navigate through a variable water depth of 1-6 feet and for a distance of approximately (will fill in the #) miles in a stable manner and return it back to the launching area.

In the event of a capsize, one:

•  Must have the ability to get out from under the kayak independently.
•  Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device.