Launch Location: Oleta River State Park
Personal Notes: We paddled with the Get Out There Adventures Meetup group. There were around 60 people, mostly beginners, many first time paddlers on this day. It was a very slow relaxing paddle with the stop at one of the islands to eat lunch. Download Kayaking Track For Use In Google Earth
Park Admission Fee: $6.00 per vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrians.
Description: Oleta River State Park is said to be Florida’s largest urban park The park is best known for miles of off-road bicycling trails. At the north end of the park there are shaded mangrove trails. Kayakers can paddle the river to explore the mangroves and also paddle out into the bay. Picnic tables and grills are available. For overnight visits, the park has rustic, air-conditioned cabins.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Kayak rentals are available in the park at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center.
Amenities: In addition to kayak rentals bike rentals and paddle board rentals are available. There is a snack shop in the Blue Moon Outdoor Center. Public restrooms are available at the Blue Moon Outdoor Center. There is fresh water for washing your kayak at the main launch area.