Oleta River
Aerial View of Oleta River State Park
Veteran Kayakers
Mountain Biker on Advanced Trail - Gilligan's Island
Bikers at the Trail Head
Oleta River Beach and Pier
White Ibis Pavilion
Oleta River State Park Cabin 6
Oleta River with mangrove trees in the background, blue skies with clouds and the mangroves' reflections on the water.
Aerial view of Oleta River State Park from the south.  The swimming area is in the middle of the photo with the bay surrounding it.  There are boats in the bay and in the background are skyscrapers located in Sunny Isles and North Miami Beach.
Man assisting a kayaker preparing to launch.  The kayaker has a dog in the kayak with him and a wheelchair next to the kayak. There are three other people with life jackets on, one is holding the kayak paddles.
Mountain biker wearing black riding shorts and colorful shirt leaning into turn along shellrock path with green trees and foliage in background.
Bikers at the Trail Head
Photo overlooking Oleta River State Park with Fishing Pier in background
Photo showing the White Ibis Pavilion located on the Intracoastal Waterway and a barbeque shelter with a sidewalk leading up to both.
Photo showing the front of Cabin #6 - a brown, log building with a swing on the front porch, a picnic table, fire ring and barbeque grill in the foreground.

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Oleta River State Park

Welcome to Oleta River State Park

Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River State Park 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. One large picnic pavilion and eight medium pavilions can be rented for a fee. The large picnic pavilion, White Ibis, has electricity. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles from the park concessionaire, BG Oleta River. For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins and a youth campground for organized groups. Cabins can be reserved through ReserveAmerica or on a walk-in basis.

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Oleta River State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.


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