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Myakka River State Park

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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Old FL

Old Florida at its best! We love to take out of state guests to Myakka so they can see natural... read more

Reviewed today
justbeachy777
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Sarasota, Florida
Canopy Walk and Great Wildlife

My wife and I spent a few hours here with our daughters (ages 9 & 10), and we all had a great time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike R
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Morton
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (240 reviews)
“canopy walk” (512 reviews)
“bird walk” (100 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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Reviewed today

Old Florida at its best! We love to take out of state guests to Myakka so they can see natural wildlife. Gators galore, birds, deer, wild turkey. Never tire of seeing what Myakka has to offer.

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I spent a few hours here with our daughters (ages 9 & 10), and we all had a great time. We primarily came to see the canopy walk and lookout tower, and they didn't disappoint. It's true that the canopy walk isn't...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Alligators are fascinating! Grand daughter loved the boat tour and seeig all of the alligators "suntanning" on shore! Have bee there several times and would go again when the opportunity presents itself!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very cool place to visit. There are more gators to see in cooler months but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Nikki H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have to come here during cooler weather when there will be much more wildlife activity...It was a wonderful visit none the less....Saw a little family of deer while driving to park...Park was very relaxing w/ Gators, wading birds, wood storks, hawks, ospreys and others....More

Thank Richie B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can easily go to this park several times and not get bored. You can take a boat tour or rent a kayak. It's filled with gators as well as other interesting wildlife. The walkway between two trees is also unique. Just avoid the summer,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely outing we had here. Plenty of Wild life and fun to be had here! you can paddle, go on a boat tour, do the canopy walk, have a picnic, hike trails, eat at the restaurant and list the lovely gift shop. My...More

Thank Suncatcher21
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park itself was lovely. We saw a mama hog and her babies! Drove to the Cafe for lunch. Employees were rude. Food was okay. Beautiful spot to eat lunch. The gift shop is nice. Husband and daughter are going back to hike.

Thank April C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To see the real Florida, this needs to be on your itinerary. The bird walk is a boardwalk over a marsh where you can view all kinds of wildlife. My family was delighted to see deer, wild hogs, gators, and a variety of birds. It...More

Thank baloofla
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myakka River State Park is a wonderful place to experience Florida wildlife up close and personal. From the more mundane like squirrels, raccoons and rabbits to the native Florida birds such as cranes and osprey to the more exotic animals like snakes and alligators, you...More

Thank SAS707
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Nouny2011
24 April 2018|
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Response from GORILLA555 | Reviewed this property |
We biked the road thru the park. We left our car at the parking lot near the entrance. The ride took us about 1 1/2 hours. Its about 6 miles round trip. We stopped and did the canopy walk and stopped in a couple of places to... More
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tomflemming2017
9 January 2018|
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Response from Kristi V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we did not take the boat tour.
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pettravelor
19 December 2017|
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Response from jchand2015 | Reviewed this property |
Each of the 5 cabins consist of one large living space that contain 2 queen size beds plus a sleeper sofa. Also in this space is a dining area and large stone fireplace. The recent upgrades to the cabins include a small... More
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