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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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See unspoiled Florida

We took the tram tour which took us back to the days of the first settlers. How would they live... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ironmummy44
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Lots of alligators when it's warm

The first time we were here it was cold and we didn't see one alligator. Went again when it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tweetumsone
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Orillia, Ontario
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (235 reviews)
“canopy walk” (499 reviews)
“air boat” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
LOCATION
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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+1 941-361-6511
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"rent a canoe"
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"real florida"
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"gator stew"
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"observation tower"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the tram tour which took us back to the days of the first settlers. How would they live ? Survive? Thrive ? Questions to think about. Answered during the tour. Then the airboat tour. Then a ride to the bird walk where we...More

Thank Ironmummy44
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The first time we were here it was cold and we didn't see one alligator. Went again when it was warm and we saw lots. Take the trail to the tower. A great view from above.

1  Thank Tweetumsone
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the largest state park in Florida. The many trails have a great deal of varied wildlife for your family to enjoy. The canopy walk will be the highlight of your day. The park also has RV campsites and is big rig friendly.

Thank Ronald F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a cloudy day and still saw a lot of alligators on the air boat tour. Our tour guard was great. He had a lot of knowledge about the animals and surrounding area. We also went on the nature trail, a fun short...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to walk, stroll, take photographs, and bike ride. Take the family to enjoy getting back to nature. The birds, gators, snakes, squirrels, and critters will remind you that you are in their space, and to enjoy their world in the wild.

Thank carolynthepilot
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice and clean and for those interested in gator sightings, this would be a good place. I'd be scared to kayak here though, due to the said gators.

1  Thank El B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing views. Lots of hiking and wildlife. The birding boardwalk is really nice and the 2 rangers out on it were very interesting! Loved the Canopy trail and the bridge and tower. We saw lots of alligators and different birds including bald eagles. I like...More

1  Thank stacygouldin
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful and nice campground. It's a big state park. Lots of wildlife. Beautiful nature. Great outpost with a small shop and bistro. Lots of possitibilies for activities.

Thank Roxy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myakka state park is one of the best in the area if you enjoy the outdoors. There are many walks of varying lengths, boat rides or kayak rental, bike rental, a nice tree top view over the whole area and loads of wildlife. We have...More

Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a bay tour that started at the park. We found the park clean and save. We sat on a bench and had a romantic moment watching the sun set and Looking at the boats. Seems like a popular place for runners and dog...More

Thank femmechaude
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tomflemming2017
8 January 2018|
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Response from Kristi V | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we did not take the boat tour.
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pettravelor
19 December 2017|
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Response from iCRUISEify | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay. It was a day trip.
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