Myakka River State Park

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  • Address: 13208 State Road 72, Florida, FL 34241, United States, 34241, Sarasota
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9413616511
  • Fax: +1-9413616501
  • Ticket Price: 6 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, River, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Landmarks, Parks
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This park is rightly regarded as one of the most pleasant parks in the US with the most beautiful surroundings and views. This is a conifer eco region mostly that is spread over a huge area and consists of a very colorful variety of flora and fauna. You will get lost into the charm of this wetland area as soon as you enter the park. This is no doubt one of the best attractions of the city.

The diversity of climates and soil is eye catching in here with a little bit of everything starting from wetlands to soil areas, woodlands, conifer forests grasslands or prairies and so much more. The main species of plants that can be spotted here are longleaf pines, dry shrubs, cypress and many more apart from the precious herbal plants that are completely unexploited in this paradise on earth. There is also a huge variety of amphibians, fishes, reptiles, birds and mammals such as hammocks, roseate spoonbills, wood stork, blue heron, egrets, alligators, stilts, etc.

This river park has a very good system of biking and walking trails that consists of 6 campgrounds known as mossy hammock, Bee Island, Panther Point, Honore, Oak Grove and Prairie. Horseback riding is also permitted in certain areas where the vegetation is considerably lower than the other parts. As you take your steps towards the park from the main road you will come across the lovely canopy walkway over here that is a suspension bridge from where you can get the most spectacular aerial views of the beautiful park.

Myakka River State Park Travel Tips

  • You can also enjoy the tram safaris in this park.
  • The trails guides are not very clear so if it is your first time then it is better you choose an easier trail.

How to Reach Myakka River State Park

  • The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.

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  • Myakka River State Park Address: 13208 State Road 72, Florida, FL 34241, United States, 34241, Sarasota
  • Myakka River State Park Contact Number: +1-9413616511
  • Myakka River State Park Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Myakka River State Park Price: 6 USD
  • Best time to visit Myakka River State Park(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Myakka River State Park: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 50% of people who visit Sarasota include Myakka River State Park in their plan

  • 82.61% of people start their Myakka River State Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Myakka River State Park

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Myakka River State Park

People normally club together Lake Manatee Fish Camp and Sarasota National Cemetery while planning their visit to Myakka River State Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Myakka River State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Myakka river state park
  • Where can I see the Lipazano

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    • I am not sure if this information is available. Consider calling the Myakka River State Park to get more information. You may call on 941-361-6511. 

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  • Where can I find a boat tour schedule, days and times and how to make a reservation?

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    • You can check the official website of Myakka River State Park for these details and consider contacting the park authorities on 941-361-6511 for reservation information. 

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  • I'm a 100% disabled veteran. Does my wife and I have to pay to get in?

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    • Florida residents who have a 100% disability award certificate from the Federal Government are allowed to have a 50 percent discount on the current case campsite fees. I am not sure if the same is applicable on the regular admission fee. It is recommended that you call on  1 941-361-6511 and inquire about it further. 

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  • Price per person to enter Park. Separate price for tour boat?

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    • The entrance tickets of Myakka River State Park are priced as follows: 6 USD per vehicle (2-8 people in a vehicle), 4 USD per single occupant vehicle, 60 USD per bus tour (60 plus people), 2 USD per person for bus tour (less than 30 people), 2 USD per pedestrian, bicyclist, extra passenger, passenger in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. The pontoon boat tours are charged separately. You'll have to pay 20 USD plus taxes per adult and 12 USD plus taxes per child between 3-12 years of age. 

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