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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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Nature at its best

Nice place to visit. We took the boat ride and walk the bridge and tower. There is lots of nature... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
prospecthackett
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Prospect, Connecticut
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Wonderful tours

We went on both the boat tour and the tram tour. Overall the boat tour was the more enjoyable of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ABGoldblatt
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (235 reviews)
“canopy walk” (499 reviews)
“air boat” (116 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit. We took the boat ride and walk the bridge and tower. There is lots of nature trails to. Seen many alligators and wild birds.

1  Thank prospecthackett
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on both the boat tour and the tram tour. Overall the boat tour was the more enjoyable of the two, very interesting and with lots of birds and alligators and wild pigs to see. Our tour guide was quite entertaining. The tram tour...More

Thank ABGoldblatt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Myakka SP has so much to see and do you should plan to spend a day. The canopy walk is awesome and Ranger Chris led us on a superb walk through the park explaining all the vegetation and how the park changes through the seasons....More

1  Thank Bev R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We live in Florida, and had been to Myakka River State Park many times, but we had never heard of their 5 cabins. Once we found out, we went online to reserve a 2-night stay in one of them. They were built between 1934 and...More

1  Thank jchand2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted to take our kids (4 & 7)to the Canopy Walk, aka the Tower, but didn’t know what to expect at the park, whether it was a rigorous long walk or if parking was near by. We were glad to find out that parking...More

1  Thank lovejoypeace
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tram tour which took us back to the days of the first settlers. How would they live ? Survive? Thrive ? Questions to think about. Answered during the tour. Then the airboat tour. Then a ride to the bird walk where we...More

Thank Ironmummy44
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we were here it was cold and we didn't see one alligator. Went again when it was warm and we saw lots. Take the trail to the tower. A great view from above.

2  Thank Tweetumsone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest state park in Florida. The many trails have a great deal of varied wildlife for your family to enjoy. The canopy walk will be the highlight of your day. The park also has RV campsites and is big rig friendly.

1  Thank Ronald F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cloudy day and still saw a lot of alligators on the air boat tour. Our tour guard was great. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and surrounding area. We also went on the nature trail, a fun short...More

1  Thank lisahutch16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to walk, stroll, take photographs, and bike ride. Take the family to enjoy getting back to nature. The birds, gators, snakes, squirrels, and critters will remind you that you are in their space, and to enjoy their world in the wild.

1  Thank carolynthepilot
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Nouny2011
25 April 2018|
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Response from GORILLA555 | Reviewed this property |
We biked the road thru the park. We left our car at the parking lot near the entrance. The ride took us about 1 1/2 hours. Its about 6 miles round trip. We stopped and did the canopy walk and stopped in a couple of places to... More
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tomflemming2017
9 January 2018|
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Response from Kristi V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we did not take the boat tour.
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pettravelor
20 December 2017|
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Response from iCRUISEify | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay. It was a day trip.
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