Myakka River State Park
North Gate Closure
Due to safety concerns, the north gate off Clay Gully Road will only be accessible by vehicle on weekends and state holidays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beyond this timeframe on these days, the gate will be locked and visitors will not be able to enter or exit through this gate. There will be no public access via an after-hours code; however, after-hours access to the park will still be granted through the main gate off S.R. 72. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.