MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK
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).