Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is referred to by some as an urban oasis. This beautiful escape or recreational location depending on what you’re looking for, is located on the Biscayne Bay in the Miami area.

This park is a popular location for film and television shows to be filmed because of its beauty and convenient location.

The park offers more than 15 miles of mountain biking for avid bikers and inexperienced cyclists alike and many don roller blades and investigate while getting great exercise.

Relax on the beautiful beach and enjoy lunch at The Blue Moon Outdoor Center or one of the park pavilions.

Enjoy hiking or admiring nature- especially the Australian Pine trees, which are found here in larger numbers than most of the other Florida State Parks.

No matter what kind of temporary escape from reality you are looking for- whether it’s a relaxing or adventurous one full of fun activities, you are sure to find it here at the Oleta River State Park.

Reasons to visit Oleta River Park

  • Picturesque sandy beach for swimming and sunning
  • Beachcombing, shelling, swimming, canoe/kayaking and saltwater fishing
  • Concession stand with canoe, kayak and bike rentals as well as snacks
  • Over 4 miles of novice biking trails, 3 miles of paved trails… 10 miles of trails for expert/ intermediate riders
  • Nature trails for birding, hiking and walking
  • Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
  • Youth Camping, 18 and under
  • 14 cabins available for rent
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to do: There are LOTS of activities for the whole family in Miami, as it is a huge city.

Take a tour with the Miami Tour Company, which specializes in small group tours of Miami, Key West and the Everglades to see all of the highlights.

For the kids, check out the Miami Metrozoo, which offers a great educational experience for the entire family.

Where to eat: There are hundreds of great restaurants in Miami to choose from. Il Gabbiano offers great Italian food and an excellent dining experience.

A trip to Miami wouldn’t be complete without a visit to an excellent seafood place, such as Garcia Seafood Grill.

Enjoy a meal with a wonderful view of the Miami River at an affordable price.

Where to Stay: To get the whole Oleta River State Park experience, renting one of the cozy cabins located right in the park is ideal. Reservations should be made in advance.

If you prefer to stay nearby, Miami again offers a wide variety of choices. For a mid priced hotel right at the airport that offers comfortable rooms and a friendly staff, try Fairfield Inn & Suites Miami Airport South.

Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 N.E. 163rd Street North Miami, Florida 33160Phone: (305)919-1844/ (305)919-1846

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