Manager's Message

A ranger begins a carefully prescribed fire with a drip torch

Stephen Giguere, Park Manager

It has been an unusually wet winter at Myakka, and we are still experiencing wetter than normal conditions throughout the park. These conditions have allowed for good wading bird sightings in the shallow marshes that are typically dry during this time of year. Signs of spring have been showing throughout the park with trees and flowering plants sending out brightly-colored leaves and showy blooms.

As the park dries out and we approach the natural burn season, there will be periods where sections of trail and primitive campsites may be closed due to prescribed burns. Check with the ranger station for the most current park conditions.