Myakka State Park

I had a conference to attend in the Tampa area and decided to bring my camera with me and stop by Myakka River State Park on my way back south to Miami. I first visited Myakka years ago when I was only 10 or so but remember being impressed with its numerous and large alligators. I returned about 4 years ago for the first time since I was 10 and spent a day exploring and hiking some of the trails. This time I did not have much time to spend in the park but still enjoyed what little time I did have there.

I managed to capture some interesting landscape shots and even tracked a few deer that where skittish but curious about my presence. All in all it was a good trip. One of these days I would like to return to spend some time kayaking the river and/or camp in the campground.

Myakka River State Park

I was up in the Tampa/St. Pete area visiting family this past weekend and decided to stop by Myakka River State Park on my way home.  I spent a few hours exploring the park and taking notes on future photography locations.  I did hike a few trails but for the most part spent most of my time in the truck driving around.  While there I saw numerous birds, alligators and hogs.  I also saw about 40 or so turkeys throughout the park.  The day that I was there was somewhat overcast and rain moved in as I was leaving.  I did get a unique shot of an oak tree that I spotted not to far off the main road.

I plan on heading back this spring to maybe spend a full weekend camping and exploring the miles of trails that wind throughout Myakka River State Park.