Positives: Spots are large and separated by lots of greenery, so there is a lot of privacy. There is fishing and a boat launch along the river nearby.
Negatives: No access to the lake unless you ride your bike or walk a couple of miles. Also, while you cannot see the lake, you know it is there because you can hear the roar of airboats 20 hours a day. Not much to so other than bike riding and fishing. Also, just discovered (after I put clothes and money in) that the washing machine uses only cold water, even though it gives you the usual selection of hot, warm, and cold. They really should have a sign warning about this because I do not like to wash clothes in cold water only.
The land here is a bit higher than Myakka--more pines and fewer Live Oaks.
Here is the river boat launch and the shut-down for construction observation tower:
And somewhere, WAY in the distance is supposed to be the lake. I had already ridden my bike 8 miles to the entrance and back, so after reaching the out-of-commission tower, I decided to skip riding a mile or so farther to get a peek of the lake.
Another positive was these guys stopping by my campsite for a visit.
I had a relaxing time here, but I probably will not come back. There are a lot of other state parks which I have yet to discover, which is what makes my trip an adventure, not just a vacation!