MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - J.B.

13208 State Rd. 72, Sara­sota 941-361-6511 flori­das­tateparks.org /park/MyakkaRiver Ad­mis­sion is $6 per ve­hi­cle ($4 for sin­gle-oc­cu­pancy ve­hi­cles) or $2 per pedes­trian. No added fees for the canopy walk. His­toric palm log cab­ins in the park sleep up to six and in­clude bath­rooms, full kitchen, porch and fire­place for $70 a night. RV or tent camp­ing sites cost $26 a night. The Pink Ga­tor Cafe (941-9231120; myakkaout­post.com/caf-.html) serves sand­wiches, grilled food, ice cream and craft beers, and shares space with a gift shop. The Myakka Out­post (941-9231120; myakkaout­post.com/ ac­tiv­i­ties.html) rents ca­noes and kayaks (from $20 an hour) and bi­cy­cles (from $15 an hour). A com­pany op­er­at­ing in the park (941-365-0100;

myakkaw­ildlife­tours.com (also of­fers air­boat tours of Lake Myakka for $15 ($8 for chil­dren age 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and un­der).

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