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Oleta River State Park Tidal mangroves inside this protected river estuary, considered largest urban park in Fl, Oleta encompasses more than 1,000 acres of greenery set against Biscayne Bay, ideal for kayaking, biking, hiking, swimming and camping. Once a settlement of Tequesta Indians.
Oleta offers kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals, perfect vessels for exploring the flat, calm waters of the river estuary. Lined with mangrove trees, this ecosystem is an essential nesting and feeding habitat for most species of fish, birds. Wading birds like herons, egrets or ibis and mangrove snapper, manatees and other marine life. Bike trails from novice to expert, Oleta is one of the most popular destinations for mountain bikers. Oleta River State Park has 14 rustic, air-conditioned cabins, as well as a primitive youth campground. Miami, Florida.
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Hollywood Beach, Florida Hollywood is a hidden gem in South Florida and convenient trolley service, from Hollywood Beach to Downtown makes it easy to get out and experience it all. Hollywood Florida Website
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Broward County Parks
Bird sanctuaries, recreational facilities with many nature centers and natural areas.
Year-round nature hikes, natural areas tours, educational classes, environmental workdays, and other special events. Discounts for children and seniors.
Broward County Parks are dog friendly.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed to visit all Broward County Parks EXCEPT Hollywood North Beach Park (beachside) and all of the nature centers and natural areas. If you plan to visit a city park with your pet, check the rules of the city, as most municipalities do not allow pets in their parks. For more information, please E-mail:ParksMarketing@Broward.org
Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area
A long-established recreational activity in the area, hunters were instrumental in protecting this corner of remote, wild Florida. Hunting activities continue today and include seasons for archery, muzzle loading and general gun. Typical game species are white-tailed deer, turkey and hogs.
Off-Road Vehicle recreation within the preserve is permitted. Nearly impossible to reach by foot, generations explored remote areas of the preserve by homemade airboats or swamp buggies. Today, people enjoy this traditional activity along an extensive trail system by obtaining permits for a variety of allowed vehicles. Big CypressAh-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum As an educational tool for both tribal members and the non-Seminole community, the Seminole Tribe has opened a full-scale museum on the Big Cypress Reservation. Billie Swamp Safari Take a ride on a "swamp buggy", see native and exotic animals from around the world, sleep in a Seminole chickee, listen to Indian folklore around the campfire.
Big Cypress Campground is conveniently located just an hour\\\\\\\\\'s drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or Naples.
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