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Venice Myakka River Park

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Old Florida

Like stepping back into old Florida great place to go and do some kayaking .you have to carry your... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Saw Some Great Birds

We took the boat tour which was relaxing, but not much to see in summer. We did see a couple... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Seven Hills, OH
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7501 Laurel Rd E., Nokomis, FL 34275
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Like stepping back into old Florida great place to go and do some kayaking .you have to carry your kayak a little ways maybe a hundred yards or so but well worth it. You will probably be the only one here and if you fish...More

Thank michaelhopeg
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We took the boat tour which was relaxing, but not much to see in summer. We did see a couple alligators but in the winter they are prevalent I understand. We were happy to see some interesting birds as we drove through the park, like...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Hidden gem of a park with lots of jungle vegetation, easy paths and the Myakka River snaking through it.

Thank 666Maynard
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

From the parking area to the loop and back was a quick 10 minute walk. It was really pretty and quiet. There are picnic tables and a kayak launch, which would make this place ideal for a family day trip.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We like to drive through this park, it is not a very long drive but pleasant. We took the pontoon boat cruise , it just went in a big circle, so it was not a true nature cruise. We did we a lot of alligators,...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We hiked some of these trails - nice, scenic of river, looking for wildlife. Good place, if its been wet have proper shoes/boots!

Thank R A
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I have been living in Florida since 1994 and paddling the rivers since 2004. I have never heard of a single incident where an alligator attacked a simple local being wading out in front of an alligator in the Myakka River.

1  Thank GeneatBest
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Not to be confused with Myakka River STATE Park, this small Park at East end of Laurel Rd, maintained by Sarasota County. It is located on the Myakka River in a very natural setting has a canoe/kayak launch, few picnic tables, restrooms and short nature...More

1  Thank OldFloridaNative
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We are from Ohio, visiting relatives in Sarasota county... I've been here a few years ago and knew my husband would love it. He has never seen a gator in the wild so we took the boat tour. So worth it and your admission ticket...More

1  Thank Krista A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great little park for a picnic, or to launch your kayak or canoe on the Myakka river. Short hike of a 1/4 mile or so gets you to the end. Several covered picnic tables and several benches along the way.

1  Thank Papabear0276
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