Oleta River State Park is one of the Florida state parks with cabins!
Although the Oleta River State Park cabins do have some modern touches, you can think of a cabin stay in Oleta River State Park as a mostly rustic camping cabin experience!
There is electricity and AC inside the cabin (luxury for camping!), but that just about covers it for the modern amenities.
You need to do mostly everything to prepare as if you’re going camping.
The only thing you don’t need to worry about is setting up a shelter and sleeping surface!
It is basically bring your own everything.
There are only mattresses inside.
There are no pillows, bed sheets, blankets, etc etc.
Similar to regular camping at a campground, there is a shared bathroom. There are showers at this community “bathhouse” of sorts, but don’t expect much.
I have used many Florida state park campground showers.
The Oleta River State Park cabin showers don’t meet the quality of most of the state park campgrounds I have been to.
They are rustic showers to match the rustic cabins. 😜
This is not a complaint, just an observation.
Having mostly been car camping in Florida (with a very little bit of tent camping), the Oleta River State Park camping cabins were a luxury for me!
It is a happy camping experience to have clean bathrooms and hot showers, which you will get with the Oleta River State Park cabins.
This is also an urban cabin camping experience, as you also do have the conveniences of being in North Miami.
You can even see the high rise buildings from Oleta River State Park!
This also means you are not too far from fast casual restaurants (Subway is across the road), and there’s a Publix grocery store that’s a 10 minute drive away. There are several Publix stores in the area, but I went to the Publix at Biscayne Commons. (map)
You are also a short drive from the beaches of Miami, including Haulover Beach. (map)
How much is the cabin at Oleta River State Park?
The cost for 3 nights in an Oleta River State Park cabin was $217, including taxes in fees.
This means it costs around $72 per night to stay in Oleta River State Park.
This is what it cost me in May 2022.
The base rate for 1 night in an Oleta River State Park cabin is $55 per night.
There is also a $7 per night utility fee.
There is a one-time $7 online reservation fee. (So this costs the same whether you book for 1 night or 5 nights.)
How do you rent a cabin at Oleta River State Park?
You rent a cabin at Oleta River State Park through the official Florida state parks camping reservation website.
In general, you will have an easier time finding cabin availability during the week compared to weekends.
Considering the difficulty of booking many Florida state park campgrounds, I was very surprised at how much availability I found at the Oleta River State Park cabins, especially consider the location in the vicinity of Miami!
When I first started looking a few weeks out, I expected it to be fully booked. But in general there was plenty of weekday availability.
Unlike many Florida state park campgrounds, I didn’t feel the need to book immediately.
You can take a look at the calendar availability to get an idea of how soon you might want to book.
And in general, cancellations do happen for Florida state park camping reservations, and it’s the same with Oleta River State Park.
I actually did stay at the Oleta River State Park cabins over a weekend. I must have done a cabin search not too long after someone made a cancellation!
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What is there to do in Oleta River State Park?
Oleta River State Park is best known for kayaking.
You can bring your own kayak, or you can rent a kayak at Oleta River State Park.
Oleta River State Park is also known for mountain biking trails in an urban area.
Aside from kayaking and mountain biking, you can have a waterfront picnic with views or go to the beach!
Video: Inside an Oleta River State Park cabin
And that’s a bit about Florida state park cabins in North Miami!
Where to go from Oleta River State Park:
- Miami to Key West
- Florida Keys road trip
- Key Largo: John Pennekamp State Park snorkeling
- One day in Everglades National Park
- Tamiami Trail alligators
- Miami to Marco Island
- Miami to Naples
- Miami to Sanibel Island
- Ocala National Forest in Central Florida
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HAPPY CABIN STAY IN OLETA RIVER STATE PARK!
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