Cabin Closures: Due to a very wet rainy season, the cabins at Myakka are still closed, undergoing upgrades. The re-opening date is unknown at this time, but we are aiming for early 2016. We will keep you posted.
Park Alert - Flooded Conditions: After a very wet summer conditions are finally drying out. Although conditions are improving, several areas are still affected. This includes: Lake Pavilion, Nature Trail, Canopy Trail, Weir Fishing...
Alligator at Myakka
Tickseed in bloom at Myakka
Gator Gal leaving boat basin
Canopy Walkway
Canopy Walkway Tower View
Baby Deer
Myakka River view
Raccoon at Myakka River State Park
Alligator sunning on the bank of the Myakka River
A Sea of yellow wildflowers at Myakka River State Park
Gator Gal 70 passenger airboat heading out toward lake.
A view looking up at the suspension bridge at the Canopy Walkway
View of Treetops and sky and clouds from Canopy Walkway tower
Baby deer curled up in the shade.
Beautiful view of the Myakka River with trees and sky.
Racoon Standing on a branch

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Myakka River State Park

Welcome to Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. The park´s river and two lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a boat ramp provides access to Upper Myakka Lake. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie. Scenic lake tours are offered daily on the world´s two largest airboats. Safari tram tours of the park´s backcountry are offered from mid-December through May. Full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites are available. Five palm log cabins, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been modernized for comfortable lodging. Located nine miles east of Sarasota on State Road 72.

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