Myakka River State Park

13207 SR 72
Sarasota
FL 34241

Myakka River State Park

Green EnterprisePark/Recreation AreaWaterfront/Riverside ParkWildlife HabitatCanoe/Kayak SiteBird and Wildlife WatchingCampingEcotourism Resource

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One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state´s most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, and then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. The park´s River and two lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie.

Scenic lake tours are offered daily on two of the world´s largest airboats. Safari tram tours of the park´s backcountry are offered from mid-December through May. Full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites are available. Five palm log cabins, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been modernized for comfortable lodging.

Myakka River State Park became a Sarasota County Green Business Partner in 2013. The Green Business Partnership (GBP) encourages environmental stewardship in the commercial sector, and recognizes businesses that make an extra effort to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. This collaborative effort includes businesses, business organizations and local governments. The GBP was initiated through a grant awarded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to Sarasota County. For more information about the Green Business Partnership visit: www.scgov.net/greenbusiness

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