Myakka River State Park, (941) 361-6511, 28,865-
acres with woodland trails, and boardwalk
along 1,500-acre Lake Myakka.
South Creek in the Oscar Scherer State
Recreation Center (941-483-5956), 462 acres
offers swimming, both fresh- and saltwater
fishing, canoeing, boating, bicycling, and
County Parks and Recreation Department (941-
861-5000) operates several parks in the Venice
area with swimming, baseball, basketball,
volleyball, softball, shuffleboard, football, and
North Jetty Park , one of the best surfing beaches
on Florida's Gulf Coast, (south end of Casey Key) is
popular for fishing and volleyball too.
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