Oleta River State Park
This park frequently reaches capacity, especially on weekends. If the park closes due to capacity issues, it will not reopen until the following day. Please consider this when planning your visit.
Know Before You Go
Effective July 26, 2021: The Dragon's Tail and Gilligan's Island bike trails and the fishing pier are closed until further notice.
Welcome to Oleta River State Park
Thirty minutes from downtown Miami, this gorgeous park is bisected by its namesake waterway that winds through a natural oasis.
Whether enjoying the 15 miles of off-road bicycling trails or paddling along lush mangrove forests, visitors find it difficult to believe that Oleta River State Park exists 30 minutes from downtown Miami.
At just over a thousand acres, this natural oasis — Florida’s largest urban park — is a haven for mountain bikers, paddlers, anglers and swimmers. Enjoy a picnic along scenic Biscayne Bay or unwind at the end of a fishing pole.
There are rustic, air-conditioned cabins, too, along with a youth campground for organized groups. The park is also a welcomed stop for long-distance paddlers on the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.
Plan Your Visit
Oleta River State Park Photo Gallery
The Beach at Oleta
People Make the Parks
Staff Spotlight, Taylor Hodge
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