Myakka River State Park

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 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, 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; a boat ramp provides access to Upper Myakka Lake. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie. Scenic lake tours are offered daily on the world´s two 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.

Amenities

Activities

Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Hiking

Amenities

Boat Ramp, Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Campfire Activities, Campfires Permitted, Concessions, Convenience Store, Dump Station, Elec. 50 Amp, Grills, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Number of Sites: 90, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Pier, Playground, Playground, Playground, Sewer Hookup, Showers, Water Hookup

Availability

Daily, Daily, Weekly, Weekly

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours, Full day, Half day, Multi-day

Camping Type

Primitive Camping, RV Sites, Tent Sites

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Picnic Tables, Handicapped Parking, Raised Grills, Raised Grills, Raised Toilets, Ramps, Shower Grab Bar, Showers with Seats, Wheelchair-friendly

Guest Information

Family Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Tram tour is not available June 1 - Dec.14., Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset. daily