MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK 13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 –
(941) 361-6511 myakkariver.org
Q-Tips say: $6.00 per car is the entrance fee for the entire day! What a deal!
THINGS TO DO AT MYAKKA:
A VISITOR CENTER: w/ displays, movies and information. AIR BOAT RIDE/ TRAM TOUR, CONCESSION:, CANOE/ KAYAK/ BIKE – rent or bring your own. CANOPY WALK, GATOR WATCHING, BIRDING, BIRDWALK, NATURE TRAILS, HIKING, NATIVE TREE WALK, FISHING (Fresh water license required), PICNIC (picnic areas w/tables, grills – bring your own or buy charcoal at the concession stores), PLAYGROUNDS, JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM, RANGER PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, OVERNIGHT CAMPING or LOG CABINS – reservations needed).
Due the Holiday Season & snow-birds returning – very busy – many more people with younger families at this time visiting.
Mrs. Q says: A GREAT PLACE to spend the day for children of all ages. What fun to see Deer, Alligators, Birds, and listen/ or look for Feral Hogs, and maybe a Bobcat. Bobcats are nocturnal but often rest during the day in trees. Did see a few animals this time and the water level was fine.
Was fun seeing the alligators. Not as fun as when our grown son went walking down a trail alone and found himself with a friend, “an alligator” following him. He decided to turn around and go back to civilization. 🙂
Animals we saw the last visit: Alligators, raccoons in a cage, beautiful birds, and several two legged animals 🙂
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL & FUN PLACE. Go and enjoy!