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Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, and then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. The park's River and two lakes provide ample opportunities for boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Hikers can explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie., Scenic lake tours are offered daily on two of the world's largest airboats. Safari tram tours of the park's backcountry are offered from mid-December through May. Full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites are available. Five palm log cabins, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been modernized for comfortable lodging.

Myakka River State Park has a dedicated staff that works to promote environmental conservation. Employees are encouraged to suggest new ideas and have created a board to post new ideas. Myakka River State Park has a recycling program that not only includes paper and plastic, but scrap metals, used oils, paints and anti-freeze from their maintenance areas. They purchase rechargeable batteries, created an internal mulching program and retread the tires on their tractors. The park uses eco-friendly cleaning products and one staff member makes their own vinegar based cleaning supplies for others to use. Additionally, the park does not use any pesticides or fertilizers. Myakka River State Park looks to educate visitors in the importance of energy and water conservation. Their guest cabin areas have been converted to more include efficient lighting sources, low flow water facilities and blinds are closed to keep rooms cooler.
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