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Myakka River State Park

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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Not happy

Drove all the way to the park, paid, and boom--- all the nature trails along with the canopy walk... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Krystal L
Nuremberg, Germany
via mobile
Awesome park

Worth the $6 car entrance fee. Walked trails and the canopy walk! Very easy to do. Once up there... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Willoughby, Ohio
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (321 reviews)
“canopy walk” (458 reviews)
“bird walk” (143 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way to the park, paid, and boom--- all the nature trails along with the canopy walk is flooded!!! Why didn't the Park Ranger who took my money let me know that at the gate? Very disappointed today. Spoke with other visitors in...More

1  Thank Krystal L
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Worth the $6 car entrance fee. Walked trails and the canopy walk! Very easy to do. Once up there, you can see for miles! Did the narrated boat tour and saw some alligators. Walked along the bird trail and saw many alligators, birds, deer and...More

Thank Ilovebay
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times and it never gets old, instead you find out more about it. I always rent a canoe and explore around

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We drove around the park looking and saw lots of birds and alligator. We then went on a boat ride and saw several more alligators and birds our guide Jamie did a great job he made sure everyone saw the birds etc and gave us...More

1  Thank cgypsytraveler
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Lush and green park with lots of wild life. We got to see alligators by the bird walk! The canopy walkway was great but not entirely easy to find: signs should be clearer. Ask the park guard for directions when entering the park.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the nature walking areas. I did go on the rope bridge it was awesome. If your looking to get your kids into nature this is a great place. They also have boat ride crazy fun.

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you want to see Florida gators in their natural habitat and wild boar, this is the place to see them. A day car pass will cost you $6.00. I recommend the boat and tram tour. You can take the boat tour out onto Lake...More

1  Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The park was beautiful and very large. The Canopy Walk was closed due to flooding. They offer an airboat tour but we were already booked for one on the Peace River the next day so we passed. We drove around looking for gators and wildlife...More

Thank rcpckp
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to camp or just visit. The airboat tour was great and very inexpensive. The lake and river are both beautiful and abundant with fish. And did I mention alligators? Right down the road is a National Veterans Cemetery. If you are camping and...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Bring bug spray! Be sure to take cover of it starts to rain, or at least lightning. I wish I could post the video. Haha! Anyway, a great time for all, teens & kids. Wildlife. Beautiful scenery for pics! Gators!

Thank survivor5804
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12 August 2017|
Response from Danielle K | Reviewed this property |
To visit Deep Hole, you need a free wilderness permit from the ranger station. First come, first served. The gates open at 8 a.m. it is something to see worth getting one. They only allow 30 permits per day! Hope that helps
6 May 2017|
Response from 22club58 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a scooter for a handicapped person, but my sense is that a golf cart would not work. You would have to be mobile to enter the boat tour and the walk. Suggest you check with park services for handicap access.
Judi S
19 April 2017|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
no there's not a playground and you dont want to leave children unattended because the gators run free here