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Myakka River State Park, Florida

Floodwaters have transformed this stretch of Florida’s Myakka River State Park into a water world. Myakka is one of Florida’s oldest and largest parks, stretching for 37,000 acres near Sarasota. It’s home to a variety of natural features, including the hydric hammock, a type of forested wetland that’s pictured here.

Myakka River State Park is a Florida State Park, that is located nine miles east of I-75 in Sarasota in Sarasota County and that includes portions of southeastern Manatee County. A small portion of the park was the gift of the family of Bertha Palmer to the state. The park is named after the Myakka River.
Address: 13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone: (941) 361-6511
Established: 1941
Area: 57.81 sq miles (149.73 km²)