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“Fantastic Outing for Trailing, Biking, Kayaking and Beach” 5 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 #24 of 292 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: These trails, built on flat land, are full of technical challenges.
Miami, Florida
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“Fantastic Outing for Trailing, Biking, Kayaking and Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Liked: All in one for a great day in the Park.
Disliked: Bring your bike, refreshments and even you kayak or else renting these might hit your wallet.

Visited February 2013
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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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“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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