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Oleta River State Park

 About Oleta River State Park

Mangroves line the Oleta River.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Barry Stevens

Fall is here, the weather is changing and school is back in session. While the rest of the country is preparing for the upcoming winter, we are still enjoying beautiful days and warm temperatures here in South Florida. It is the perfect time to enjoy getting outside and renting a kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard from the park’s concessionaire, the Blue Moon Outdoor Center. You might also enjoy a bike ride through one of the park’s 14 miles of off-road mountain bike trails or over 3 miles of paved trails. Mountain bikes, beach cruisers and children’s bikes are also available for rent. The trails offer a fun and challenging experience for all skill levels.

The park is host to a number of upcoming events including obstacle course and trail running races, park cleanups, festivals, fundraising walks, mountain bike and SUP races. Visit our Events page for more information.

Join a Park Naturalist for a free, guided, one-hour walk through several of the park’s unique natural communities and learn about the park’s history, ecosystems, plants and animals. It is not uncommon to see Florida’s state butterfly, the zebra heliconian, or hear the calls of a red-bellied woodpecker. ospreys, loggerhead shrikes and red-shouldered hawks are a few of the birds that have been seen in the park recently. Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Tours can be scheduled by calling the Ranger Station at (305) 919-1846.

For those who enjoy fishing, we have a fishing pier and several miles of the Biscayne Bay shoreline available for your enjoyment. Fishing gear and bait can be purchased at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center located within the park. For fishing regulations visit http://www.myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/regulations.

On behalf of the entire Oleta River State Park staff, we welcome you to come out and enjoy this little piece of paradise and serenity within the heart of North Miami Beach.

DESIGNATIONS

The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Logo The Green Lodging Logo Greenways and Trails Designated Site Logo

GETTING HERE

Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 N.E. 163rd Street, off I-95 in Miami.

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PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are not permitted in swimming areas, inside the Blue Marlin Fish House or inside the cabins. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.