One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the states most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. The parks river and two lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a boat ramp provides access to Upper Myakka Lake. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie. Scenic lake tours are offered daily on the worlds two largest airboats. Safari tram tours of the parks backcountry are offered from mid-December through May. Full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites are available. Five palm log cabins, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been modernized for comfortable lodging. Located nine miles east of Sarasota on State Road 72.

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12 days ago

the best park to camp hike rent a cabin or bring an rv abundant wildlife and great sights and hiking routes

great place! go in the right time of year (spring) see hundreds of gators in an ancient sinkhole called deep hole but you do need to pay a for a permit to access this part of myakka

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Mossy Oak trail a lot of shade, canopy, creek, etc nice day

Hiked deep hole nothing to see until water dries up but pretty walk anyway #outsidetherapy

We only did part of the trail after we finished canoeing, but it really gives you a view of Florida's natural state. It's very different than the rest of the country.

Very easy, we went as a group of about ten people, including toddlers. Watch out for gators. This is a nice half-day nature walk as an alternative to beach days.

What a beautiful park! There is so much to do and see here that it should make it onto any one's list when visiting the area.

This was a fun hike, because I enjoyed seeing the different plants and trees in the scrub forest, which are very different than the trees in the Midwest.

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