Myakka River State Park
Guests who are renting cabins are asked to bring their own kitchenware (pots, pans, place settings and cups). If you are unable to bring your own items, we will be happy to provide those for you.
Fishing at Upper Lake Weir Area
In order to protect our alligator population, a temporary fishing restriction is in place at the upper Myakka Lake in the area of the historic weir. There many other fishing opportunities throughout the park. Inquire at the park ranger station or call 941-361-6511.
Welcome to Myakka River State Park
The majestic Myakka River flows though 58 square miles of one of Florida’s oldest and largest parks.
In a scene reminiscent of what early Native Americans and Spanish explorers witnessed, arching palm trees and live oaks reflect on a winding tea-colored stream. The cries of limpkins and osprey pierce the air while alligators and turtles sun lazily on logs and riverbanks.
This is the Myakka River, Florida’s first state-designated wild and scenic river, and it flows through a vast expanse of unspoiled wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands that make up Myakka River State Park. Boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the water while hikers and bicyclists explore miles of trails and backroads.
Plan Your Visit
Canopy Walkway at Myakka
Explore the Waterways at Myakka
Myakka Outpost, Rentals and Café
The Birdwalk at Myakka
Myakka River State Park Photo Gallery
Myakka's Vast Dry Prairie
People Make the Parks
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