Oleta River State Park
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
- Sunrise to sunset.
Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River 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. Nine pavilions can be rented for a fee. All have water, and the largest one has electricity. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles. For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins and a youth campground for organized groups. Located at 3400 NE 163rd Street, off I-95 in North Miami.
Tips from foursquare
These trails, built on flat land, are full of technical challenges.
This park is chock full of geocaches, so break out your GPS device and go hunt them down! Also recommend kayaking here -- paddle out to the islands or take it slow and meander through the mangroves.
full moon kayak is a must at oleta. 10 times better than the one at john u lloyd. bonfire on the beach with s'mores.
Definitely do the bike trails here. It's challenging for all levels.
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