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Oleta River State Park, North Miami

Miami, FL
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Oleta River State Park, North Miami, Miami FL

Description

Oleta River State Park has a lovely curvy landscape with a winding river and a sheltered cove. What a delight! The cove has a sandy shore where kids can play. The water is perfectly clear and blue-green. Paradise! Kayakers exploring the river and intracoastal paddle happily by while swimmers splash near the shore. On the southern end of the cove is a park with coconut trees that bend in the breeze, and plenty of picnic tables under thick shade. A pier provides great views of the sparkling water and highrises across the way. Fishermen gather here to try their luck at a catch.
We saw a crab with an impressive claw as we strolled along the shore.
There is a bright green playground with sandy floor and swings just back from the cove.
Nearby (8 mins drive), check out Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, another magical spot with huge tropical trees hung with vines and a fun, popular playground.
Also take a walk around St. Bernard de Clairvaux Monastery, from 12th century Segovia, Spain!

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Crab with an impressive claw!
Crab with an impressive claw!
Clear water!
Clear water!
Kayakers paddling past the cove.
Kayakers paddling past the cove.
Picnic tables and coconut trees on the south end of the cove.
Picnic tables and coconut trees on the south end of the cove.
The fishing pier.
The fishing pier.
Coconut trees swaying in the breeze.
Coconut trees swaying in the breeze.
View of kayakers from the pier.
View of kayakers from the pier.
Looking down at the water from the pier.
Looking down at the water from the pier.
Sitting beside the glorious blue-green water!
Sitting beside the glorious blue-green water!
Picnic tables under thick shade.
Picnic tables under thick shade.
A boat explores the nooks and crannies of the park.
A boat explores the nooks and crannies of the park.
Looking out at Bal Harbour and a sailboat from the pier.
Looking out at Bal Harbour and a sailboat from the pier.
Swimmers enjoy the shallow, calm waters.
Swimmers enjoy the shallow, calm waters.
The bright green playground with twisty slide, baby swings, swings, and sandy floor.
The bright green playground with twisty slide, baby swings, swings, and sandy floor.
The river, a peaceful spot to kayak.
The river, a peaceful spot to kayak.
A child runs on the playground.
A child runs on the playground.
Launch spot for kayaks.
Launch spot for kayaks.
 

Directions

Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 Northeast 163rd St, North Miami 33181.
There is a large parking lot with free parking.
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Visitor Ratings

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Last Updated Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:26:36 GMT