Camping cabins and mountain biking in Miami? Oleta River State Park is a surprising gem amid the bustle of this dense urban area, providing both beach access and paddlers a place to explore the mangrove islands of the Oleta River.
Location: North Miami
Fees: $4-6 per vehicle
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Leashed pets welcome
Beyond the sparkle of shoreline, what draws most visitors here is the top-notch system of mountain biking trails. Single-track, twisty and ranging from mild to wild, these tracks are for bikers only -- despite what the park map shows, hiking isn’t a smart idea on the bike trail system. Stick to the nature trail at the tip of the peninsula.
Explore the park
- Kayaking Oleta River State Park - Paddling within sight of downtown Miami? Kayak or SUP fromt Blue Moon Outdoor Center in Oleta River State Park to explore mangrove shorelines along Biscayne Bay