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“Our favorite part of the day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park
Miami, FL
305-919-1846
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Ranked #16 of 117 attractions in Miami
Type: Parks, Biking Trails, Bodies of Water
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Owner description: These trails, built on flat land, are full of technical challenges.
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Our favorite part of the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We came down for a day to explore Miami but we're not really city people and were really glad to get away from all the people. A canoe for the three of us was perfect, with plenty of inlets well worth exploring. It was very peaceful and serene. We thought we'd be here for the minimum hour and a half but ended up staying for 2 1/2. I noticed there were no prices on previous reviews-- it costs $6 to get into the state park, and then a single-person kayak is $22 for 1.5 hr, a 2-person kayak (tandem) is $32, a canoe is $36, and an upright paddle boat is $36. Prices go up $6 to use it for two hours, and then an additional $12 for 3 hours. They charge you at the end, in case you decide to stay on the water longer. There are mountain bikes to rent too but I didn't look for prices for those. We thought it was well worth it.

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Miami, Florida
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“Bike, Hike, Beach, or Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Oleta is a long time State park favorite of mine that my family and I have been going to for years. I go for the great mt. bike courses. They recently added another large section of more courses. The area now covers a major part of the park with many different courses and gives you the feeling of being out in the woods which I like.

Visited June 2013
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Plantation, Florida
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“Fun Canoeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Nice to find a park with outdoor activities such as biking and canoeing. Highly Recommended to escape!

Visited December 2013
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Miami Shores, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Feel like you are in the Keys!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We recent took guests to Kayak here, and had a great time! Beautiful passageways through mangroves, an island to paddle out to, lots to see, and a good workout!

Two pieces of advice -- take a good look at the map before starting, and try to keep it in some type of dry bag, as it basically dissolves as you get wet while paddling. Also, ask about the wind and sea conditions out in the bay before starting. The ocean kayaks seemed up to the job for the waves we saw, but it can be a real challenge paddling against the waves, and you can expect to get VERY wet with water coming into the boat. There is a protected cove you can explore, as well as the mangrove trail, if it is too windy to get out to the island.

Visited November 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Great place to paddleboard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

very pretty paddle board tour. You can paddle out in the intracoastal waterway to a sandbar or paddle through some mangroves. Nice part is when you are done, there are various restaurants in a strip centers just across the street from the state park.

Visited May 2013
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