Entrance Fee: $6 per vehicle
Boat Tour: $20 for adults, $12 for kids

When we turned into Myakka River State Park, it felt like we entered a scene from Jurrasic Park (cue the opening theme song – yes, we were singing it). As we kept driving, we were surprised by the sheer size of the park.

Florida has nearly 200 state parks, and Myakka River State Park is one of Florida’s largest covering 37,000 acres.

During our visit, we went on a boat tour where we saw a bunch of gators, including a baby gator, and various birds.

There’s also a picturesque canopy walkway we were planning on checking out but then got distracted by the flower fields in bloom.

The boat tours run at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm. Tickets are first-come, first-served.

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