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Myakka River State Park

 About Myakka River State Park

Aerial view of kayakers going  down the river. Photo by Thelma Proctor.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Jon Robinson

 

Fall has finally sprung at Myakka River State Park.  Along with the beautiful weather and the flood waters receding we are seeing the return of the winter birds.  On most mornings you can see large flocks of Roseate Spoonbills and Blue Winged Teals all from the park drive.  It is really a great time to come out to Myakka!

DESIGNATIONS

The Great Florida Birding Trail Logo

GETTING HERE

Myakka River State Park is located 9 miles east of I-75 in Sarasota on S.R. 72.

GET INVOLVED

CONCESSIONAIRES

  • Myakka Outpost, Inc. - Food service, merchandise sales and rental recreational equipment.
    Contact , (941) 923-1120
  • Myakka Wildlife, Inc. - Tour boat services and tram services. Notify us 30 min prior to tour for wheelchair or scooter access to allow time for seat modifications.

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the park, however, they are not permitted in concession areas or cabins. Pets must not be left unattended, taken into restroom facilities or onto playground equipment. Please clean up after your pets. Due to the presence of alligators in all waters of the park, pet owners are urged to use caution. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.