Myakka River State Park, Sarasota

4.5
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Stretching over 14,973 hectares (37,000 acres), this is one of the state’s largest, oldest, and most diverse parks. Myakka River State Park features wetlands, hammocks, pinelands, and prairies--great homes for a variety of wildlife. Take a stroll on the boardwalk over Upper Myakka Lake, and see if you can spy any alligators. Also visit the canopy walkway, a treetop suspension bridge and tower, for superb views of the lush landscape and bird-watching opportunities. Keep an eye out for the roseate spoonbill. With pink plumage and a spoon-shaped bill, it’s one of the most striking birds found in North America. Head to the park’s river or one of two lakes to go canoeing, kayaking, or freshwater fishing. If you’re in the mood for a more relaxed visit, sit back and enjoy a scenic lake tour. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and bug spray. Myakka River State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Trying to keep socially distant my friend and I decided to visit Myakka River State park. We spent the day on a pontoon boat ride on the river with an extremely interesting captain who not only gave.....  more »
  • Went here with a friend not knowing what to expect...for a $6 entrance fee, it was well worth it. We got to see wild boars, deer, an alligator, and countless species of birds. It gives you a sense of....  more »

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