One of the oldest and largest state parks. An absolutely beautiful park located nine miles east of Sarasota approximately 50 minutes from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria Island, Fl 34217.
The Myakka River, flows through miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands.
In my opinion this is one of the best outdoor family experiences in Florida. The rangers at the station are very helpful and they have brochures available that literally plan your day.
You can enjoy various activities from wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, or a stroll along the canopy walkway. The park´s river and two lakes provide boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. 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.
 Scenic lake tours are offered daily on two large airboats with quite a few departure times throughout the day. This is not your typical airboat tour, it is a large boat that happens the be powered by a big fan and suitable for young and old alike. A very up close and personal tour you can expect to see many alligators and various birds. There is a nice picnic area near the airboat pavilion.
Hikers can explore the many miles of trails that cross large areas of rare Florida dry prairie. The bicycle trails are also enjoyable.
 Safari tram tours of the park´s backcountry are offered from mid-December through May.
This is one of the most beautiful parks I have been to and I can not recommend it highly enough. Unbelievably the entrance fee is only $6. Tour fees, bicycle and boat rentals are available at an additional fee.

Myakka River State Park is open every day of the year from 8am until sunset.

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