" Myakka River State Park "
One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state´s 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 park´s 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 world´s two largest airboats. Safari tram tours of the park´s 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.
Check Out What People Are Saying About The Park!
Take the river tour to see all of the alligators in the wild. It was fascinating! Be sure to book ahead because the boats fill up fast. Bring a picnic lunch because there are many places in the park to have a picnic. Just don't dangle your feet in the water and watch our small dogs!
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Come Join In The Fun!
Our Meet and greet is on Friday night at 7:00pm.
On Saturday join the potluck party at 6:00pm
Sunday Night stay for outdoor movie night
Once you have booked your camp site at the park, go ahead and register for the event.
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To Our Guests:
You will receive an email one week before the camp-out with info on what site in the campground the meet & greet will be taking place along with the theme of the Saturday night potluck. Friday night at the meet & greet we gather around the campfire for some coffee, desserts and good conversations. We look forward to meeting you!!