By: Andy Richardson, REALTOR, Suncoasteam Realty
Contact Andy: 941-276-5997, firstname.lastname@example.org
Myakka River State Park, which is one of Florida’s oldest and largest state parks, lies about nine miles east of I-75 in Sarasota. “Myakka,” as it is referred to by locals, is 58 square acres of river, wetlands, prairie, woodland, and natural Florida habitat. There are numerous species of wildlife that call Myakka home, including alligators, snakes, birds, wild pigs, armadillo, bobcats, deer, fish, turtles, as well as a variety of trees and plants.
Myakka River State Park is a very diversified area that appeals to almost anyone who has a love of the outdoors. Myakka offers many activities including kayak and canoe rentals, airboat and safari tram tours, boat ramps, fishing piers, picnic areas, hiking trails, camping areas, cabin rentals, and even a canopy walk.
Myakka River State park is a great place for those who like to observe nature. You will have the chance to spot birds in the trees as you make your way through the miles of hiking trails, spot gators in the water or sunning on the banks in one of the two massive lakes or many tributaries running through the park, or climb 75 feet above the treeline on the canopy walk and take in the breathtaking view from above.
A small parking fee gets you into the park and will grant you access to the many different activities (though there are rental charges for canoes/kayaks and a fee for the tours). You can even eat lunch at the Myakka concession, pick up a souvenir from the gift shop, and even purchase camping and fishing supplies from the outpost.
Myakka River State Park is the classic side of Florida that many don’t even know exists. If the outdoor, back country lifestyle appeals to you, let Your Suncoasteam help you find a property in the Myakka area or click here for Sarasota, Florida real estate available east of I-75. If you would rather be closer to the coast, no problem. We can help fulfill whatever your Sarasota housing need might be.