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Encyclopedia > Oleta River State Park
Night Heron on the Oleta River
The beach at Oleta River State Park

The Oleta River State Park is the largest urban park in the Florida State Park system. The park is located on 1043 acres (4.2 km²) - 993 acres (4.0 km²) of land and 50 acres (0.2 km²) of inland water - on Biscayne Bay, in the northeastern end of the city of North Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and adjoins the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. In some documents, the park is designated as the Oleta River State Recreation Area. The park contains one of the largest concentrations of Australian Pine trees (an invasive species) found in a Florida State Park. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (1243 × 905 pixel, file size: 418 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Night Heron at Oleta River State Park. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (1243 × 905 pixel, file size: 418 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Night Heron at Oleta River State Park. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The Florida State Parks encompass the majority of the lands that fall under the authority of Floridas Department of Environmental Protection. ... Biscayne Bay separates Miami on the mainland from Miami Beach on the barrier islands of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Florida. ... North Miami is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... County slogan: Delivering Excellence Every Day Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Miami, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,297 km² (2,431 mi²) 1,257 km² (485 mi²) 19. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university with its main campus in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Lantana invasion of abandoned citrus plantation; Moshav Sdey Hemed, Israel The term invasive species refers to a subset of introduced species or non-indigenous species that are rapidly expanding outside of their native range. ...


The central feature of this park is the mouth of the Oleta River, for which it is named. The river has drawn human inhabitants to the area since about 500 BCE, when its shores served as a campground for Tequesta Indians. It was used by U.S. troops (who called it Big Snake Creek) in 1841 during the Second Seminole War, and further explored in 1881 by Captain William Hawkins Fulford, whose ventured inland to what is now the city of North Miami Beach. The area became more heavily settled in the 1890s and in 1922, developers changed the name from Big Snake Creek to the Oleta River. The Oleta River, situated north of Miami, drains the northern Everglades into Biscayne Bay, allowing freshwater to reach the Atlantic Ocean. ... It has been suggested that Tequestas be merged into this article or section. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Osceola, Seminole leader. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... North Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no...


The river itself no longer flows to the Everglades, but remains a popular area for canoeing. The park also boasts some of the best wilderness bike trails in the country, and is a frequent host for triathlons and other extreme sports events. Map of the Everglades ecoregion as delineated by the WWF. Satellite image from NASA. The yellow line encloses two ecoregions, the Everglades and the South Florida rocklands. The South Florida rocklands ecoregion includes the Florida Keys and offshore islands and two patches within the Everglades. ... Mountain biker riding in the Arizona desert. ... The three components of triathlon: Swimming, Cycling, Running A triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... Extreme sports (now also known as action sports) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for a collection of newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. ...


There is a beach on Biscayne Bay, kayak rentals, and primitive cabins. Look up kayak in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Oleta River State Park is also the headquarters to one of the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. AmeriCorps Florida State Parks is an AmeriCorps program hosted by Florida State Parks that began operating in 1997. ...


Health Concerns

Oleta River State Park is adjacent to Munisport landfill, a former superfund site. However, no health issues at Oleta River state park have been linked to the the landfill.</ ref> Public Health Assessment, Munisport Landfill, North Miami, Dade County, Florida. Retrieved on 2007-07-28. Munisport Landfill, known to old-time local Miami, Florida residents as Munisport Dump, is a closed toxic dump adjacent to a low-income community, a Florida International Univeristy, Oleta River State Park (a state recreational park), and estuarine Biscayne Bay. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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References

Public Health Assessment, Munisport Landfill, North Miami, Dade County, Florida. Retrieved on 2007-07-28. Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Florida State Parks - OLETA RIVER STATE RECREATION AREA (411 words)
Oleta River State Recreation Area is located at 3400 N.E. 163rd St, off I-95 in Miami.
At 993 acres, Oleta River State Recreation Area is the largest urban park in the state.
In 1841, the river was named Big Snake Creek and was part of the route used by Federal troops in the Second Seminole War to travel south from Loxahatchee.
Main Page - Oleta River State Park » Florida State Parks (604 words)
The Interpretive Center at the Blue Marlin is moving along with the installation of the environmental displays on the ecosystem and the past and present flora and fauna of the Oleta River.
Along the Oleta River, at the north end of the park, a large stand of beautiful mangrove forest preserves native South Florida plants and wildlife.
Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 N.E. 163rd St, off I–95 in Miami.
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