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Myakka River State Park

[Full Facilities Camping] [Youth Camping] [Fishing] [Horse Trail] [Canoeing] [Boat Ramp] [Picnic] [Interpretive Center] [Nature Trail] [Cabins] [Boat Tour] [Concession] [Primitive Camping]

Sarasota

Originally developed by the civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), this 28,875-acre park invites visitors to explore a variety of diverse, distinct biological habitats to observe a large wildlife population. The park is named for the Myakka River which flows for 12 miles through the park.

The main park drive reveals oak palm hammocks, grassy marshes, sloughs and Upper Myakka Lake. Adventurous hikers will discover expanse of dry prairie, pine flat woods and numerous ponds. Rabbits, deer, alligators and red-shoulder hawks are commonly seen. Camping, backpacking rustic log cabins, fishing, canoeing, horse trails, picnicking and nature study are available.

Myakka River State Park is located 9 miles east of Sarasota on S.R. 72.

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