Located 10 miles east of Interstate 75, straight down Clark Rd/SR 72 from the Comfort Suites Sarasota, Myakka River State Park is a perfect outing for you and your family during your stay in Sarasota.
Wildlife – Be on the lookout as you drive into the park for deer, wild boar, bob cat and armadillo. Birding enthusiasts will be delighted by the numerous bird species frequenting all areas of the park and lake.
Air Boat Ride – Experience a cruise on “The Gator Gal,” the largest airboat in the world! A park guide will cover many interesting facts about alligators and a variety of wading birds you encounter on this special boat ride. (Tip: Check the tour schedule for times.)
Tram Tour – Offered seasonally, this popular tour will take you along trails as a guide covers the history of the park and the impact of Florida’s climate and weather on its landscape as you look for wildlife from the open-air tram. (Tip: Check the tour schedule for times.)
Canopy Walk – Talk about a special vantage point! Take a short walk from the main vehicle drive to the Canopy Walk Trail. Walk a short set of steps up to the hammock of large oaks and cabbage palms as you cross the the Canopy then head up to the 76 foot observation tower where you can see for miles!
It’s important to remember that alligators could be found in any body of water in Florida. Please remember to use caution when approaching any alligator habitat areas to keep your family and pets safe.