Locals and visitors of Sarasota will enjoy a full day outdoors at the Myakka River State Park. Their famous swinging bridge is just one of the attractions!  Walk your way through the narrow path of trees as you experience all of the beauty the park has to offer.

One of the oldest and largest parks in the state of Florida, this one will leave you with the most authentic and different experience of any other state park. If you are a nature lover, this will be sure to intrigue you. There are dozens of native wildlife to be spotted throughout the park, as well as showcasing two of the largest airboats the world has to offer. 

The best part of the Myakka River State Park though is their famous swinging bridge, which gives you the coolest experience of walking at eye level of the treetops. It's also the first canopy walk in Florida! If you want to go higher and be a little more daring, they have an observation tower where you can take in all the beauty and history, and nature that this wonderful park has to offer.

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There is much, much more you can do at Myakka River State Park. They have activities such as camping, bird watching, hiking, boating tours, canoeing and kayaking, and bicycling. With so many options you could be out there all day. Good thing they are open from 8 a.m. until sunset every day! 

The price to park is $6 per vehicle of two to six people or $4 for a single person in the vehicle. Pricing for tours and rentals is available as well as camping rates for a one night visit or for a longer stay in their cabins. Both options are affordable. 

If you end up loving this park so much that you want to visit often, they have options of annual passes for yourself or a family bundle! Also, they have youth tours and camping that you can also book.

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If you would like to bring your dog to experience this day with you, your furry friend is welcome. They do allow pets, they just ask that you keep them on a leash and pick up after them as well. The swinging bridge is just one of the fun attractions to see at the Myakka River State Park - it's a fun day for the whole family and Rover too! 

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