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.
Know Before You Go
Effective May 5, 2021: Myakka River State Park is open. Due to building repair construction, the Myakka Outpost concession is offering a limited menu and merchandise selection. Canoes, kayaks and bicycle rentals are available.
Welcome to Myakka River State Park
The majestic Myakka River flows through 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 are reflected 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.