There are so many options for activities when visiting Miami. Nightlife, museums, and zoos can all present great fun, but what if you just want to spend some quality time outdoors with the family? Oleta River State Park is the perfect place for you.

Oleta River State Park, the largest urban park in Florida, is a great option for families who want the state- park experience without having to completely leave Miami. With a spacious Miami van rental from Carl’s Van Rentals, heading to the park for a day of barbecuing, bike riding, and beach lounging is a breeze.


The park is conveniently located off of I-95 at 3400 NE 163rd St. in North Miami.


Oleta River State Park is best known for its marvelous off-road, bike trails. Rent bicycles from the park, or load your own up in your Miami van rental and hit the trails with the whole family. The park has trails for difficulty levels from novice to expert.

The 1,200-foot beach presents great opportunities for lounging, saltwater fishing, and taking a kayak or canoe rental out on the water.

Nine different pavilions are available free but require a reservation. They make perfect venues for family barbecues and private parties. Each pavilion has water access, and the biggest one even has electricity. If you want to reserve a pavilion, act early- they can fill up fast.

Air-conditioned cabins and group campsites are also available for visitors who want to spend a night at Oleta River State Park.


The north end of the park is home to a gorgeous mangrove forest, full of native South Florida flora and fauna for your viewing and nature-photography pleasure. has exactly what you need for transporting a small or large family on your vacation in Miami. Do you have a big family? Stretch out and relax on your drives around town in one of our accommodating FL passenger van rentals. Contact Carl’s Van Rentals today at (800) 565-5211 and let us put you in the driver’s seat of one of our exceptional vans.