Sleeping Turtles Preserve South

Sleeping Turtles Preserve South is located at the North End of River Road (at I-75 exit#191) In Venice, Florida. Spanning over 214 aces, it’s name derives from early 1800’s navigation maps describing this adjacent section of the Myakka River as “Sleeping Turtles”. As with most waterfront preserve areas, wildlife is abundant. There have been recent […]

Dining Myakka Style

There are just two public waterfront Dining locations along the banks of the Myakka River. Both are located on the North (US 41 area and upward) and both are on the West bank. Both locations offer very nice views of the Myakka River and are approachable either by boat with accessible docking areas, and by […]

Bait & Fuel on the Myakka

There are just a couple places for Fuel & Bait on the Myakka River – But you’ve got to know where to look . . .

Alligators – Myakka River!

These prehistoric looking alligators may appear tame and subdued, but they are completely unpredictable.

Wilderness Camping – The Myakka Trail

Wilderness Camping is available on the Myakka Trail in Myakka State Park, Sarasota Florida.

Myakka River Management Coordinating Council

The Myakka River Coordinating Council is Protecting the Myakka River for YOU!

Myakka Canopy Walkway

The Myakka Canopy Walkway offers a ‘birds eye’ view of surrounding nature in the sub-tropical ecosystem of Myakka State Park in Sarasota Florida.