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Myakka River State Park

Sarasota, Florida

Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Florida’s Loxahatchee and Wekiva Rivers have national “Wild & Scenic” status, but the Myakka was so designated by the state legislature in 1985 (www .myakkariver .org). The river flows through a natural setting replete with Spanish moss and alligators.

Paddlers and anglers are welcome on the 14 miles of river that flow through the park; canoes, kayaks, and bicycles can be rented at the park concession, Myakka Outpost (which also sells a variety of camping and outdoor supplies); a boat ramp provides access to Upper Myakka Lake. Airboat tours are offered on the two lakes in the park."

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Trail Information

Sarasota
Nearby City
81
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Hiking, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Local Contacts
$20+
Fees per Night
Full-facility and primitive camping. All full-facility campsites are within 40 yards of restrooms with hot showers. All have a dirt base; few have vegetation buffers. 5 modernized palm log cabins date from the 1930s.
Facilities

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