MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK
28,875 acres. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Myakka River is Florida’s largest state park. It’s an area of pine flatwoods and oak hammocks, marshes and prairie. Included are 12 miles of the Myakka River and a large lake. Deer, bobcat, and alligator are among the wildlife.
Activities: There are about 40 miles of trails for backpacking and hiking. Canoeing and fishing are available on the river. The park also has trails for horseback riding.
Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to four trailside camping areas. A maximum of 12
persons are allowed at each area. Campers must first register and pay a small fee.
For Further Information: Myakka River State Park, 13207 SR 72, Sarasota, FL 34241; (813)924-1027.