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“Tourist trap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd St, Miami, FL 33160
305-919-1846
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Ranked #31 of 283 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: These trails, built on flat land, are full of technical challenges.
Montreal, Canada
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

When you come in to the park, they make you pay ten dollars to just park. Then, when you want to rent a kayak, they will charge you 35 dollars for one and a half hours. She decided to pay that because we already wasted 10 dollars on parking, so it would be a shame if we would just leave then and there. In the water, it was very dirty, with white gooey bubbles popping and reforming all the time. Also, they have you a map to follow but it was super hard. And, it didn't help that there were paths in the water that brought you to disgusting water and eventually a dead end. I would never ever go here period.

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“Great park for the whole family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

There is a great park for the whole family to enjoy a day outdoor.
You can make a BBQ, ride a bike; 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. , or rent a Canoe or kayak. Cabins and camping is also available. It is the perfect park for all the ages!

Visited December 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent piece of wilderness in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Oleta state park is a real gem - tucked away in NMB and nestled up against the intra-coastal waterway in Sunny Isles. It has lots of walks, cycle tracks, camping facilities, canoe / kayaking and a great cafe Blue moon. There is a fishing pier, swimming and a range of rentals available. You wouldn't know it's there but it's well worth a visit for the wildlife and to get away from the bustle of Downtown Miami

Visited August 2012
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Nice park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Nice place to get out in nature and go kayaking, have a picnic, or go "mountain" (after all, this is flat South Florida) biking. Can get crazy busy on weekends and holidays

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Bike trails galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Bring your helmet and your sense of adventure. Smooth trails, beginner trails and many miles of healthy fun. I saw some courses with 20 foot hills. In Miami Yes. If you are going to the beach you do have to carry your stuff a ways so plan ahead.

Visited January 2013
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