Myakka River State Park
Effective May 11, 2023: Drinking water is temporarily unavailable at Myakka River State Park. Please remember to bring your own water. Bottled water is also available at no cost at the ranger station from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Hurricane Ian Update
Effective Jan. 3: Myakka River State Park is open for day use and camping. Some areas remain closed, so please adhere to all posted signs and avoid closed areas. For additional information please contact the park ranger station.
Low Water Levels - No Boat Tours
Due to seasonally dry conditions, water levels are very low in the lake and river areas. Boat tours are not running. The boat ramp is closed to trailer-launched vessels. Sections of the river may require portage for paddlers. Please call the ranger station at 941-361-6511 for details.
8 a.m. until sunset, 365 days a year
$6 per vehicle
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.