Oleta River State Park, North Miami Beach

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Escape the bustle of downtown and surround yourself with lush nature at Oleta River State Park. With the Oleta River flowing through the it, this park is a great destination for a whole range of outdoor activities. Take a ride over the miles of the park's mountain bike trails, kayak the river, go for a hike or swim, do some fishing, or simply enjoy the peaceful natural settings. Bikes, kayaks, and canoes are available for rent at the park, and you can also rent picnic pavilions with grills and electrical outlets. If you want to spend more time here, consider a stay at one of the park's cabins, which can be booked online. Work out when and for how long to visit Oleta River State Park and other North Miami Beach attractions using our handy North Miami Beach attractions planner .
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  • Quiet beach with washrooms , picnic benches and bbq , ready for large or small groups this quite beach is sheltered from winds so when the seaside is too windy ( especially for children ) this is a gr...  more »
  • Canoe, bike, bike, bbq. Nice view of Biscayne Bay! Small park, yet close by. Not crowded. Relaxing bench overlooking the Bay!  more »
  • Checked out the bike trails at Oleta. Amazing trails where you can bike safety without the fear of any cars. They have novice to advance trails and it makes for a great day out.  more »
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  • I totally loved the time I spent there. However, I got there at 1:44 in the afternoon in a Saturday. The line for the kayak rental was huge and we waited there until 4pm because they didn't have have enough paddles that's something to be mindful of. If you want to go kayaking; buy your on paddles! Otherwise you are going to wait 2 hours or so. Also, they are a pretty big park for not to have a nurse. My boyfriend cut his foot and the only thing that was available was a first aid kit. Overall the staff was really nice and everything is well organized.
  • We visited Oleta on a whim, looking for a destination to ride our bikes. We ride to the park, avoided the huge car line for admission and enjoyed a casual stroll around the park. On the way, we grabbed some sandwiches at a local joint. In the park, we set up under a tree and enjoyed our lunch before spending some time overlooking passing kayaks on the canal. Tables were in high demand that afternoon. Either arrive early or bring a blanket and chairs to set up on the ground. There's a beach (which was quite crowded) so bring a suit and tie if you want to check it out. We didn't see anywhere to lock up bikes so we didn't go far from them. This also prevented is from really checking out the beach area. Overall, it's a great park in a bustling part of NDade. Grab your family and friends, make some food, head out there and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Great family park. Park officials need to get alcohol consumption on the property under control. Also control traffic inside the park. 2 weekends ago i seen a truck go up onto the sidewalk because they didn't want to wait in line i guess and waited for pedestrians to go past him before going forward. Then another car followed suit and almost hit a man on a bicycle that was on the sidewalk. Maybe put up something like rails. I really love this park but i have noticed over the years lot's of things being given a blind eye. I will continue to go to this park because it's %100 better then the main beaches. You can go on trails, go swimming, go kayaking, go canoeing, have a picnic, have a BBQ, rent cabins, fishing, they also have kayak tours, they also have a small area for children with slides and swings.
  • A pretty large state park smack in the middle of North Miami Beach. What's nice about it is that it kept it's "wild nature" form but offers gazebos, barbeque sites, kayaking, biking trail and even a playground. Did i mention the beach? Great place for families who want to spend the day in nature but do not want to drive out to the wilderness.
  • Loved the park. It's quiet with plenty to do. They have trails, a beach, cabins, camping, and pavilions for events. The views are beautiful. The kayaking was also reasonably priced. I went on a Thursday afternoon and it was fine, however, if you're planning to go on a weekend you might spend 45 minutes to an hour just trying to get into the park. We rented one of their pavilions for my baby shower and more than half the guests had to wait a ridiculously long time to get into the park. Just something to keep in mind if you're planning an event on a weekend.
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