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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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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canopy walk” (465 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly bike and walk at the reserve. There also are camping sites that are nice and much in demand, and a few WPA-built cabins. There are 2 bird watch areas. A gift shop and grill are very pleasant, the latter includes some wraps and...More

Thank Suncoaststaffer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for the afternoon. It was $6.00 a car to get in. Lots of wildlife, Gators, Birds, fish and just a relaxing getaway from civilization. We went across the bridge which was cool. They have a snack bar if you go all the way...More

Thank GreeneLantern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful state park not far from Sarasota that has abundant wildlife and really beautiful scenery. We visited on Thanksgiving weekend, and saw big gators and an assortment of native wading birds. We brought our dog for the day, and the park is...More

Thank Vickie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us were looking to do something outdoors since it wasn’t a beach day. We headed to the park and took the air boat tour. The captain was very friendly and entertaining. We saw plenty of wild life including gators, vultures, herons and more....More

Thank Annie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are close to Sarasota, either live here or just visiting - the MRST is great for one/two-hour activity. The entrance costs approximately $6 per car with 2 to 8 people. There are few trails you can walk, beautiful views, fantastic plants and animals....More

Thank Agnieszka W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Big Flats campground. The facilities are fine. Lots of wildlife around including deer, raccoons, alligators, and most of all, vultures. I've never seen so many vultures in one place. You are able to walk right up to a large group of them...More

Thank Meghan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the boat ride at the park which was very entertaining with the Captain providing an entertaining dialog during the One hour tour. It is unfortunate that too many parents make no attempt to control their children and talk continuously during the ride making it...More

Thank SaskNig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best outdoor family experiences in Florida. Great wildlife and fun times was had by all. Great prices and various activities kept everyone entertained. We will be back!

Thank mike_77_v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always an amazing day! If you go in the dry season (Nov - May) you will have fun! Kayaking is very enjoyable - lots of alligators, herons, egrets, white pelicans if you are lucky, ospreys, bald eagles, ibis, and maybe even some wild boars. The...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park is absolutely stunning - we spent the afternoon yesterday and watched the sunset from the bird walkway. This was one of the most beautiful parks I have been to and could not recommend it highly enough. Unbelievably it's only six dollars to...More

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24 September 2017|
Response from Cahidasha | Reviewed this property |
Ho Heather, I assume it is not. tru calling the park number.
13 August 2017|
Response from Danielle K | Reviewed this property |
To visit Deep Hole, you need a free wilderness permit from the ranger station. First come, first served. The gates open at 8 a.m. it is something to see worth getting one. They only allow 30 permits per day! Hope that helps