The Myakka River flows through three of Florida’s Gulf Coast counties – beginning its 66-mile journey in a swamp along the northern fringes of Manatee County, flowing through Sarasota County, and ending in Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte County. The 37 miles of river flowing through Sarasota County and buffered by numerous nature preserves has been designated "a Wild and Scenic River" by the Florida legislature. Learn more at The Wild & Scenic Myakka River. The Myakka River is a major source of fresh water to Charlotte Harbor, an important fishing and recreational area that also provides nursery habitat for many commercial and recreational fish and shellfish.
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