Kayaking in Oleta River State Park, Miami, Florida USA

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
All year round
Miami is a gifted with tropical climate cosmopolitan city, located on the Atlantic coast. Considered to be America's top class resort city, with vibrant nightlife and endless international cultural happenings as well as top sport activities and events, Miami is a global destination for the outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Apart from the fact that the city is a must for water sports as it provides easy access into endless sandy beaches with sparkling waters, Miami also hosts amazing recreational parks within the city, offering a wide variety of fun activities.

Oleta River State Park is Florida’s biggest park and is located in the banks of the Oleta River. Situated close to downtown Miami and with many facilities and outdoor activities available, this green urban paradise is a perfect destination for a kayaking adventure.

With a wide variety of trails to choose from that include mangrove trails, open water and the Oleta River, this is a natural gem filled with wildlife, many birds and amazing nature. For those who will choose to paddle into wider waters and enter the North Biscayne Bay, the views and the nature that they will come across is amazing and sometimes sea turtles and wild dolphins show up and play with the kayaks.

You can rent a kayak within the park and book an organized tour if you like. However, if you have your own gear, you can launch your adventure from everywhere you want and discover the area, as long as there is an opening to the water. Discover a completely different side of Miami, the one that is perfect for nature and adventure enthusiasts in a place you will not even believe it exists in the middle of the noisy city.

How to Get to Destination

15.9mi/25.5km, 26mins
Head east on NW 15th St toward NW 18th Ave, Take the 2nd right onto NW 17th Ave, Take the 3rd left onto NW North River Dr, Slight right onto NW 11th St/NW North River Dr, Take the 2nd left onto NW 12th Ave, Take the FL-836 E ramp to I-395/I-95/Downtown Miami/Miami Beach, Turn right onto FL-836 E, Take the exit on the left onto I-95 N toward Ft. Lauderdale, Keep left to continue on I-95 Express, Take the exit toward Florida Turnpike/Florida 826, Merge onto I-95 N, Take exit 12B to merge onto FL-826 E/FL-91 S toward N.Miami Beach Continue to follow FL-826 E, Continue straight onto NE 163rd St, Destination will be on the right
Miami International Airport,
18.1mi/29.1km from Oleta River State Park

Miami is the southern terminus of Amtrak’s Atlantic Coast services, running two lines, the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star, both terminating at New York City. The Miami Amtrak Station is located in the suburb of Hialeah near the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Station on NW 79 St and NW 38 Ave.


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