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Oleta River State Park, North Miami Beach
(4.3/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
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. To visit Oleta River State Park and other attractions in North Miami Beach, use our North Miami Beach trip generator.
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  • Rent or bring your own kayak. Once you paddle out of the sea grapes, the bay opens up to reveal the buildings of Miami and Miami Beach. There is ocean access. Evening and sunset guided kayak tours are...  more »
  • I didn't know I had to pay, but as I had gone up there, it's basically a preserved Park, great for barbecuing with a class, but I was only with my wife, we go through the whole track and I can say that's different is that there's plenty of squirrels.
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  • If you like kayaking Oleta River State Park is a perfect place for this activity. This park is beautiful and have kayaks and bikes for rent as well. It is also great for BBQ's and family gathering. 
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  • I held my children birthday here. This place is amazing! They offer many options for recreational activities. And holding a bunk for parties is also great and not so expensive. Of course with it being a park they require you to clean up. But that is not big deal. This place is amazing !!!!!
  • Honestly if you enjoy the outdoors and just spending quality time with your family and friends, this is the place for you. Besides the nice beach and natural bike/walking trails it offers, this park has a kayak rental booth that can offer a twist to your adventure. The prices are a bit sharp and expensive, but if your up for the experience it can be well worth it. You can also take your own kayak and launch from the same spot if you like. The rivers you can choose aren't much, and for a novice like myself, it's a good thing that way I don't get lost too easily. If your brave enough and have the time you can also kayak your way on to the local sandbar to enjoy some salt water or some booze from one of the local boat/bars that always station on the sandbar. I myself enjoy going to the deeper side and free diving in the cool deep waters. Climbing back in the kayak is easier then it sounds. The beach it offers can seem small as it imitates a small gulf and doesn't offer very deep swimming. But that can be good for the kids. It also has barbecues and picnic tables to set up an all day event. If your worried about too much sun there are cabanas you can reserve PRE visit at a cost to ensure your party will fit comfortably. Definitely a place to check out if your ever in town.
  • I absolutely love this State Park! Nestled right in the middle of the intercoastal waterway it's a the perfect getaway without actually leaving the city! The crescent beach is tranquil and secluded and the kayaking is very enjoyable 😊
  • Awesome state park. Rented kayaks and explored the river then went over to the beach area and pier. White and pink sand beach where the water is glass, lots of fish, birds, iguanas, dolphins and manatees to see. This was my favorite place to visit while in Florida. Definately a must if visiting from out of state.
  • I always go on the weekdays but have come on a few Saturday's. It is always nice. They have many water sports, a really nice small beach which www very hard to find my first time. There are a lot of nice trails mostly for walking and biking, but I have been skating here many times. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area. Extremely peaceful and serene