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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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A Local Nature Gem

This park is a good hour SE of Sarasota, but well worth you time. The wildlife is amazing showing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vacaanytime
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Milwaukie
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Gators Galore

Lots of visuals of gators from shore. Lots of birds to see for birdwatchers. $6 entry fee. There is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stout1967
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Bradenton, Florida
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (235 reviews)
“canopy walk” (499 reviews)
“air boat” (116 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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+1 941-361-6511
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is a good hour SE of Sarasota, but well worth you time. The wildlife is amazing showing the outback of Florida. We took lots of snacks and water as it’s fairly remote, you’re out in the country. After signing up for a boat...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of visuals of gators from shore. Lots of birds to see for birdwatchers. $6 entry fee. There is a tram you can take, there is a fee, but, takes you around the park and shares the history and grounds. A must do? Take the...More

Thank Stout1967
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Their website lists different times for the boat tours than were actually available when I got there and I’d missed the last one. There isn’t much else to do so walked the canopy and saw a few crocs in the river on he way out....More

Thank Cris H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We made it on time for the first boat tour and got the tram tour for half price. Very good ranger and lots of alligators and birds. After the boat you have a little time to go to the toilet or the cafe shop. Then...More

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite place to camp. The campsites are very spacious, with a lot of privacy. All of the sites we have stayed on are level and well maintained. The only drawback is cell phone reception is pretty spotty, and WIFI is only available...More

Thank gq9999
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Florida - real Florida. Before all the high rise hotels and tourist trap junk stores, Florida was an incredible beauty. Thanks to the State Parks, you can see some of this beauty up close and personal. We had visitors 2 different times in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest state park in Florida did not disappoint on my first visit there recently. It is amazing, beautiful, and pristine. We did the canopy walk and climbed to the top of the tower. Easy climb for anyone without serious mobility issues and I recommend...More

Thank luvmyvacays
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Myakka on March 19th and the park was crowded. You need to pay $6 to park. We wanted the catch the 10:00am boat ride, and although we arrived 30 minutes ahead of time, a bus arrived before we did and...More

Thank NJ2SC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to go on the walkway above the forest. It down poured on us that day but was still an amazing time. I recommend going out there at least once.

Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is such a pleasure to visit a State Park that cares about the natural habitat of our wildlife. The trail are quite interesting & the climb up to the tower makes you realize how flat Florida really is. We actually saw a group of...More

Thank Judy S
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Nouny2011
25 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
20 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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