Edward W. Chance Reserve — Coker Prairie Tract

This property contains relatively unaltered natural land. The dominant natural communities are pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, scrub, freshwater marsh and hardwood hammocks. The pine overstory in the flatwoods was logged by prior owners, but a high diversity of natural understory species remain. The northern portion of the tract has a higher elevation and drains into the Manatee River. The southern portion contains the freshwater marsh that gives the tract its name. The marsh retains surface water after rains and slowly releases it into the Myakka River through Coker Creek.

Park Details

Street Address

34300 East SR 64
Myakka City, FL 34251
United States

2100 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Site Features

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 10 miles of designated or marked trails.

Additional Information

Access and Parking

Entrance approximately 7 miles east of Lake Manatee on SR 64, south side of road.

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


Eastern Manatee County, east of Lake Manatee

For more Information

Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470