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Myakka River State Park

#7 of 144 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (321 reviews)
“canopy walk” (458 reviews)
“bird walk” (143 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think it's great that so much land is protected for those like me to come enjoy! It's like taking a step back in time and seeing what Florida was like when settlers colonated.

Thank ohiograndpa330
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Park is close to city, about 15 minutes drive fron Sarasota. Facilities are not the best but still good try the wooden tower & be extra careful with alligators.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the park. Entrance fee is $6.00 per car. Canopy walk was announced as flooded due to rain the night before, but we were able to do it, though our shoes got soiled. Guided river boat was $14 for 12+ and $7 for <12 very...More

Thank YL-JC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I were trying to camp in new places once a year, so after great reviews of Myakka, we booked a campsite for a weekend. Unfortunately, I can't give much of a review. We arrived on a Friday late afternoon, and set up...More

Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we visited the trails were flooded. Airboat tour cost $60 for 3 adult and one child. Max speed of the "airboat" is 5 mph. We saw 3 alligators and one blue herron in an hour. The guide was knowledgeable but didn't relieve the...More

Thank GoGirlStL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome day out. Canoe rental was fantastic. Saw lots of alligators from the bird spotting area. Didn't do the airboat ride, but it looked good for families and older folk. Great areas for picnicking ☀️👍🏻

Thank Dawn L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors this is a great place to visit. I live in the area and still visit multiple times a year. Small fee to enter park. Camping available although the spots fill up quick. Book in advance. You will see alligators! Along...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park, which is worth a visit. The nature and wildlife are simply stunning. As we went in the height of summer, a few walks were flooded, but we still had an opportunity to explore the part pretty well. Canoeing on the lake is...More

Thank JelenaOstrovska1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove all the way to the park, paid, and boom--- all the nature trails along with the canopy walk is flooded!!! Why didn't the Park Ranger who took my money let me know that at the gate? Very disappointed today. Spoke with other visitors in...More

1  Thank Krystal L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the $6 car entrance fee. Walked trails and the canopy walk! Very easy to do. Once up there, you can see for miles! Did the narrated boat tour and saw some alligators. Walked along the bird trail and saw many alligators, birds, deer and...More

Thank Ilovebay
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6 May 2017|
Response from 22club58 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a scooter for a handicapped person, but my sense is that a golf cart would not work. You would have to be mobile to enter the boat tour and the walk. Suggest you check with park services for handicap access.
Judi S
19 April 2017|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
no there's not a playground and you dont want to leave children unattended because the gators run free here