Myakka River State Park
High Water Levels
The park is experiencing high water levels due to recent heavy rainfall. Much of the park is very wet, and many hiking trails - including the nature trail to the canopy walkway - are muddy and submerged in some locations. Boat tours are currently not running. Fisherman's Loop, boat launch, birdwalk, clay gully picnic area, and nature trail/canopy walk are currently closed due to high water levels. Big Flats campground and cabins are all closed. Please contact the park at 941-361-6511 for details.
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.
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.
Plan Your Visit
Canopy Walkway at Myakka
Explore the Waterways at Myakka
Myakka Outpost, Rentals and Café
Myakka River State Park Photo Gallery
Myakka's Vast Dry Prairie
People Make the Parks
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