We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Myakka River State Park

Features Animals
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 49.00*
and up
Small-Group Tour: 3-Hour Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“airboat ride” (328 reviews)
“canopy walk” (471 reviews)
“air boat” (106 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
LOCATION
13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
CONTACT
Website
+1 941-361-6511
Write a ReviewReviews (2,583)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 2,431 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Costs us $6 per car to enter the Park. We also took the airboat ride at about $15 per person. Well worth it for about an hour's tour. We saw numerous birds, deer and probably about 50 alligators. Great tour guide. They also offer a...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent about 4 hours in the park. It is a great place for wildlife watching. First, stop on the bridge on your way to and from a boat tours place. There are a lot of birds and alligators very close. At the boat tour...More

Thank travelerscal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Serene and relaxing park. Great for nature lovers and photography. The Birdwalk was my favorite and then I saw the deer, all around a beautiful park!

Thank JenniferC6
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came in through the north entrance and it is $6 per a car with more than one occupant and they do take cards if you don’t have the cash in you. The ranger was very friendly and helpful and has brochure maps. Our first...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park is nice to visit. The walkingbridge is not as big as you might think from the photos. But still nice to visit.

Thank Anke R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were visiting in the area and looking for good inexpensive outings to get our 21 month old out. Didn't really know what to expect. My husband was ecstatic that we got to see Alligators. We were careful to keep distance and keep our son...More

Thank Ashumz87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the time spent here. Hiked at a few places . Did the canopy tour. Pretty cool walk on a man made structure and wood tower . Not for handicapped folks . Birding was great here- bald eagles , all kinds of Ibis, black vulture...More

Thank Gemaroo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabin was a pleasure. Hot water, full kitchen, fireplace, and porch. There was a ton of wildlife to view and the lake was beautiful.

Thank davidnorton12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice state park and there are a LOT of alligators to see! The view from the tower was nice also. Would definitely try the air boat next time.

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to do something totally different for Christmas Day, this was just perfect. Took a picknic, sat in the sun surrounded by lots of natural wildlife. What more could anyone want with the beauty of the Myakka River State Park.

Thank bevkay2017
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 hotels in Sarasota
Quality Inn Sarasota/Siesta Key
162 reviews
14.05 km away
Days Inn Sarasota - Siesta Key
559 reviews
14.08 km away
Holiday Inn Express Sarasota I-75
215 reviews
14.38 km away
Hampton Inn Sarasota I-75 Bee Ridge
674 reviews
14.82 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Chaz 51 Bistro
87 reviews
13.63 km away
Gecko's Grill & Pub
256 reviews
14.67 km away
Madfish Grill
231 reviews
14.70 km away
Eggs-TRAordinary Breakfast and Lunch Cafe
52 reviews
14.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Venice Myakka River Park
20 reviews
12.39 km away
Sarasota National Cemetery
301 reviews
6.43 km away
Scherer Thaxton Preserve
5 reviews
13.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
tomflemming2017
9 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CapriGirl2015 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not entirely sure. I would call the Park to make sure there is availability. If you go in the off-season it would probably be fine, however, I would be worried you wouldn’t be able to get on a boat during the high season.
0
Votes
pettravelor
20 December 2017|
Answer
Response from iCRUISEify | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay. It was a day trip.
0
Votes