Myakka Fine Sand

Florida State Soil


Myakka fine sand landscape

Myakka fine sand landscape (image from USDA: State Soils).

Myakka Fine Sand

Florida designated Myakka fine sand as the official state soil in 1989. The State of Florida has the largest total acreage of Aquods (wet, sandy soils with an organic-stained subsoil layer) on flatwood landforms in the nation  (occuring in more than 1.5 million acres). 

Myakka (pronounced My-yak-ah), an Indian word for Big Waters, is a native soil of Florida and does not occur in any other state.