Myakka River State Park


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Myakka River State Park


Location:9 miles east of Sarasota on SR 72.
Facilities:76 full-facility campsites, 3 youth/group camps, 6 primitive campsites, and 5 historic log cabins (modernized); concession with canoe and bicycle rentals, food, supplies, and souvenirs; picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds; boat ramp, fishing pier (é); horse trail, nature trail with observation tower; visitor center, restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, canoeing, freshwater fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, bicycling, wildlife viewing, birding, tram tours, canoe tours, airboat rides, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. The park features an elevated, canopied walkway that offers visitors a walk "through the tree tops" and panoramic views over a vast expanse of forest. In addition to the river, the park also has two lakes.
Address:13207 SR 72
Sarasota, FL 34241

Phone:941-361-6511
Phone: 800-326-3521;
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/myakkariver
Size: 36,079 acres land; 1,120 acres water.
Established:

See other parks in Florida.
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