Oleta River State Park

3400 N.E. 163rd St. , North Miami Beach, Florida, US, 33160 | Directions

Florida's largest urban park, Oleta River 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. Nine pavilions can be rented for a fee. All have water, and the largest one has electricity. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and bicycles. The park has a loaner system for bicycle helmets. For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins and a youth campground for organized groups. Located at 3400 NE 163rd Street, off I-95 in North Miami.

The Blue Moon Outdoor Center is open from 9AM until 1-1/2 hours before sunset. The concession rents canoes, kayaks and bicycles. Snack items are also available.

The park has 14 primitive cabins that are available to rent. Most of the cabins are equipped with one double bed, a bunk bed and air conditioning. Cabin #1 is handicapped accessible. Cabin #2 has one double bed only. Cabin #3 has 2 sets of bunk beds. While there are no kitchens or bathrooms in the cabins, a bathhouse, with hot showers, is centrally located. Linens are not provided. For availability and reservations, please contact ReserveAmerica at www.ReserveAmerica.com or 1-800-326-3521.

The fishing pier is always a popular site for fishing as well as the shores of the park along the Intracoastal Waterway that borders the east shores of the park.

Nine covered picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis or may be rented by reservation. The largest pavilion, "White Ibis," houses 24 picnic tables and includes electric and water. The remaining six pavilions each house 10 picnic tables and include only water. Contact the park office for availability and reservations.

Oleta River State Park currently has over 10 miles of challenging, intermediate mountain bike trails. For the beginner, there are over 4 miles of novice trails and 3 miles of paved trail. The paved trail also offers great conditions for roller blading. The park is very conscious about safety on the trails and provides a bicycle helmet loaner system for those who forget their bicycle helmets.

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