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Deep Hole Hikes are Back!

Take a guided hike to the mysterious Deep Hole at Lower Myakka Lake in the park’s wilderness preserve. The area is usually one of the best places in the park to view eagles, wading birds like roseate spoonbills and sandhill cranes, ducks, shorebirds, and alligators. This is a 5-mile hike through moderately rough terrain, on sandy soils and along the lakeshore.

  • Reservations Required for scheduled hikes – Limit 6 participants per scheduled trip. 
  • Suggested donation for guided hike: $20 per person (Park entrance fees will not be charged.)
  • Months: December thru April
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
  • Scheduled Hike Dates: the hikes are scheduled for the first and third Wednesdays of every month December through April. 
  1. January 17th, 2018
  2. February 7th, 2018
  3. February 21st, 2018
  4. March 7th, 2018
  5. March 21st, 2018
  6. April 4th, 2018
  7. April 18th, 2018

Here is the sign up link:

Guided Deep Hole Hikes

This exclusive trip is sponsored by Friends of Myakka River. Your fee/donation will be used to help care for the park and river.

ALTER EAGLES CONCERT RESCHEDULED JANUARY 19TH

DUE TO UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER THE ALTER EAGLE CONCERT IS RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 19TH.

ALL TICKETS PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEW DATE. PLEASE VISIT EVENTBRITE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS. 

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The Alter Eagles are by far the most authentic representation of The Eagles! The members of the alter Eagles pool their talents to provide the most accurate and engaging live recreation of the Eagles music possible. Fans have confirmed, "If you close your eyes it sounds just like the Eagles." 

For one time only Friends of Myakka River are asking a increased ticket price for this event. Alter Eagles are a fantastic band and we thought they would be a great way to kick off our season. There is a high demand for this band and we are very fortunate to have them work with us. This will be the only increased ticket price this season. 

Cost: $25 per person ($20 for Friends members). Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-373-7839. Bring a chair and a picnic!

To learn more about the Alter Eagles visit their website.

The Nature Hikes are Back!

HIKES IN MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK

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Have a National Geographic moment on a wildlife trek into the wilds of Myakka. Hikes are led by experienced nature guides. Visit the links below to learn more and make your reservations! All proceeds go directly to the Friends of the Myakka River.