Launch Location: Oleta River State Park. If you have your own kayak drive past the first launch area that is in front of the Blue Moon Outdoor Center over to parking area 6 where there is a secluded launch area on your right.
Personal Notes: We have been to this park a few times and we always find new areas to explore. On this outing we paddled into the bay and up the river but turned around on the river because we were told that it is a dead end. Looking at Google maps it looks like we can do a loop by paddling north through an urban area and back into the bay so we already have a future paddle planned. After paddling around for a few hours we relaxed on the Haulover Sandbar and played frisbee while listening to the music coming from the boats around us. 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 bikes next to the Blue Moon Outdoor Center but you can wash anything there including yourself.