Camping at Myakka River State Park
Tired of the holiday stress and need a break? What better way to relax then spending a weekend camping with friends.
Myakka River State Park is one of my favorite parks in Florida. For the nature lovers, you'll see deer, owls, hawks, gators, turkey, wild pigs, tons of water birds and possibly a bobcat or two so don't forget to bring your cameras.
Myakka has miles of hiking trails, airboat and tram tours, a huge lake for those brave enough to kayak with all of those gators and lots more. A little bit about the park from their website.
Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's largest and most diverse natural areas. One of Florida's Wild and Scenic rivers, the Myakka River flows through 57 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. The river and its two shallow lakes attract a myriad of wetland creatures, making birding, canoeing, fishing, and wildlife observation popular activities.
I have site 52 in the Palmetto Loop Campground. Myakka has 3 different campgrounds within the park. We plan to arrive early on Thursday to spend as much time in the park as possible.
I won't be paddling on this camping trip so if anyone is interested in hosting a paddle for the group please let me know.
On Saturday 12/20 some of us plan on taking the airboat tour then hiking through some of the trails at Myakka.
We can plan a group potluck for Saturday night.
To book your camping reservations CLICK HERE to visit the Florida State Park reservations page or just follow this link. http://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/Myakka_River_Sp/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=FL&parkId=281056&topTabIndex=CampingSpot