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Myakka River State Park, Sarasota

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  • Great view above the tree tops. Beautiful canopy walkway and very well built. It's a wonder how the hard work it took to build this.  more »
  • Brought my 5 year old nephew to park. We went up the canopy walkway...So cool! I would definitley take the time to go again!  more »
  • Unless you're in the area, the Canopy Walkway is not worth the travel. It's simply a suspension type bridge at tree top level in the middle of a forest. Regrettably, Florida is as flat as it gets so y...  more »
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  • This park is gorgeous and wild! There are alligators galore to see in their own habitat so be careful! The trails are groomed, easy to walk on and this park features a great safe observation tower to climb and look over the entire park. It's a canopy walkway with stairs and a bridge to the observation deck. You will definitely see alligators, vultures! and all kinds of birds while walking the incredible walk. There is a great camping area for tent and RV camping. They have a large gift shop and food grill as well. I would definitely recommend staying at or make a special trip to this State Park. You can't find a more entertaining with spectacular views and wildlife for ONLY $6 per car load!
  • When I was living in Sarasota, I visited this Beautiful State Park many times. Great hiking trails and canoeing ventures. Park is teeming with wildlife photo opportunities including gators! Recommend y'all plan a visit to it.
  • So many hiking trails here! Of course you will see alligators! There is a guided boat ride or you can rent canoes and kayaks if you want to get out on the lake. They have a boat launch if you bring your own. Definitely do the canopy walk to get a birds eye view of the area.
  • Great place to visit, old Florida charm, canopy trees. Sight see for Gators and other wild life. Very nice gift shop with Canoe rentals and good food.
  • Love to visit this park. Wide variety of trails and wildlife can be seen and accessed easily. Overnight camping is great during cooler months.