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Oleta River State Park Kayaking - North Miami Beach, FL
Pictures, a video clip, and visitor info from the Oleta River State Park and Blue Moon Outdoor Center in Miami, FL.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Oleta River
Mangrove Trees
Kayaking In Calm Water
We visited Oleta River State Park in order to go kayaking in scenic Biscayne Bay. A 3 hour rental of a tandem (two person) kayak from Blue Moon Outdoor Center cost us $50.

Some of the other recreational opportunities at the park include bicycling on 15 miles of trails, fishing, swimming, walking, jogging, picnicking, camping, wildlife viewing and canoeing.

Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 NE 163rd St., Miami, FL 33160. The park is open from 8 AM to sundown every day of the year.To reach the park rangers by phone, call (305) 919-1844.

The entrance fees are $6 per vehicle (2-8 people), $4 for a single occupant vehicle or motorcycle and $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. Cabin rentals are $55 per night plus tax.

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Although the brochure for Oleta River State Park mentions that dolphins and manatees are often seen in the area, we weren't lucky enough to spot any during our visit in late December. We did spot other interesting animals such as blue heron birds, moon jellyfish, checkered puffer fish, and a small sting ray.
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Exit To Biscayne Bay
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Miami Beach Skyline
Blue Heron On Rock
Manatee Zone, No Wake
Paddling Tandem Kayak

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Condos & Hotel Buildings
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Sunny Isles Beach
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Common Moon Jellyfish
During our three hour kayaking adventure, I captured a series of short video clips with my Canon 300 HS compact camera inside a Canon WP-DC41 waterproof case. The case allowed me to get some great underwater footage of the moon jellyfish and checkered puffer fish.

To view the video, click on the blue link below. To download the video to your hard drive, right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".

Oleta River State Park Kayaking Video - North Miami Beach, FL

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Checkered Puffer Fish
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Orange Coral On Rocks
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For more of my related photo galleries, please click on the following links: Sunny Isles Beach, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Matheson Hammock Park, Red Bull Flugtag Miami, John Pennekamp State Park, Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal, Butterfly World - Coconut Creek, Key Largo Kayaking, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Everglades National Park, The Barnacle State Park, The Pinnacle Condos - Sunny Isles, Coral Castle - Homestead, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

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