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Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

9.570 reviews
Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Hiking and Nature, Park
Ranked #14 in Miami things to do
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3400 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
305-919-1846
https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/oleta-river-state-park
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Oleta River is best known for the miles of bicycling trails, for beginners and experienced riders. There is canoeing and kayaking available through the mangroves.There is a beach for swimming and ... Read more
saltwater fishing. If you choose to stay overnight there are air-conditioned cabins to rent. Located on Biscayne Bay it is the largest urban park in Florida.

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Nice park for relaxation, bikes, walks, water sports or just for barbecue and family time.

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Brickell Hammock, Florida

Love this place! We usually rent kayak and go around the mangroves. There’s a Colombian food truck close by, where you can get some food. You can also rent paddle boards!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

A great place to visit with the family. I love the little beach for the kids. The water is peaceful and you don't have to worry about the waves taking the kids.

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Local from Miami, Florida, USA

This is a great state park just a 20 minute drive from Miami with plenty of kayaking and bike trials through mangroves and the bay. Make sure to arrive a bit early during the weekends.

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Burns, Kansas

Oleta River State Park is Florida's largest urban park, located right on the Oleta River on Biscayne Bay in Sunny Isles Beach. The sandy beach at Oleta faces Biscayne Bay, which is also where you go swimming. Palm trees, seagrape trees and other native vegetation provide shade.

Oleta offers miles and miles of off-road bicycle trails, from novice to challenging. The park has a loaner system for bicycle helmets. Oleta River State Park is also a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking. There's a rental concession with all the gear you need to paddle along Miami's calm bay waters.

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West Park

Beautiful place. You can kayak along a path that leads you to a beach. Beware of the manatees under your kayak though.

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Local from Miami, Florida, USA

I loved the kayaking experience, it was fun and safe. It's very nice for family time and barbecues lol, I noticed a lot of kids parties...

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Local from West Miami, Florida

Great for picnics and water sports like kayaking, an oasis in the middle of Miami Beach.

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Great state park on the intercoastal waterway, near North Miami. You can do a challenging mountain bike track course, or rent kayaks/canoes. Great for picnics and grilling, for fishing and exploring.

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Local from North Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Great place, many things to do like Cayak, camping, mountain bike and see animals.

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Local from Doral, Florida, USA

Great state park! Their renting for kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes are very reasonable and the salt water river is pretty clean. Has a few small islands both kayakers and boaters go to hang out!

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Burns, Kansas

Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River State Park is located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced bicyclists. Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area. Swimming from a 1,200-foot sandy beach and saltwater fishing are also popular activities. Picnic tables and grills are available. One large picnic pavilion and eight medium pavilions can be rented for a fee. The large picnic pavilion, White Ibis, has electricity. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles from the park concessionaire, Blue Moon Outdoor Center (link is external). For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins and a youth campground for organized groups. Cabins can be reserved through ReserveAmerica or on a walk-in basis.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oleta-River

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The biggest urban park in Florida! Rent a kayak or a canoe. Enjoy a water sky or a bicycle. Walk in the tropical paths.

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Local from Miami

This is the spot. Go here for kayaking and maybe some cycling. I'm not crazy about the bike trails because there are way to many roots in the way but kayaking is legit here. You have two islands you can go to and there's even a section you can do some snorkeling at. The staff is great and will sometimes charge you less. Be safe and have fun!

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Local from Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Miami has a ton of amazing kayaking spots, and this is a great place to start. Located on the gorgeous Biscayne Bay is this 1,043-acre park where you can rent kayaks, bikes, hike or fish. This is a great way to escape Miami’s urban tumult and wander outdoors to explore South Florida wildlife. The kayak routes will take you through beautiful mangrove trails or out into the open waters where you get a great view of Miami’s Downtown skyline and causeway.

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Local from Miami

Located on the northern end of Biscayne Bay, Oleta Park offers walking trails, cabin and kayak rentals, from which you can take a paddling trip through the scenic body of water that divides Miami Beach and mainland Miami.

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Nice park to visit, you can make a BBQ there, they rent bycicles and kayaks ! nice park to go in family or with your couple.

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Local from Hialeah, Florida

Love this park is full of fun things to do with the family. Kayak tours, Mountain Bike, canoe tours its very closed by and at the same time it feels like you are in a different outdoor adventure. Recommended to the whole family including teens

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Walking distance from the property, mountain bike rental with trails, cayak and canoe rental thru the mangroves, beach, playground, barbq and picnic areas.

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Oleta River is located on Biscayne Bay and is a quick 10 minute walk from the property. Although it offers a variety of recreational opportunities, the park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails, ranging from novice trails to challenging trails for experienced mountain bikers. Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle the river to explore this amazing natural area. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles. Located at 3400 NE 163rd Street, just across the intracoastal bridge directly to the west of La Perla.

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Aliases: Oleta River State Recreation Area

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