Great park, especially if you live close by! At the end of the day it’s best if you have a bike or a kayak to enjoy (or both!). There is a nice beach area to relax at and/or plenty of gazebos and tables to enjoy. We went more to hike, and although it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t the best either. We were so excited we saw a Cuban anole lizard, something I’ve always wanted to see!
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful paddle out here amongst the mangroves. It's cool to paddle by the boats parked in the water. We ways bring our own boards but we've also tried the kayaks during a moonlight tour and that was fun! They have amazing bike trails a definite must try!
Beautiful state park to walk, bike or paddle. Plenty of parking, the beach is nice and rarely crowded, lots of wildlife, and if you really want to get away from it all just paddle out to one of the islands. Mountain bike trails are good, something for all skill levels; I do wish they were better marked, and sometimes I start on one trail and end up on another without knowing it, but that's part of the fun. You really can't get too lost here.
Great Florida State Park in the middle of civilization. Great for kayaking and mountain biking. It also has a beach area, trails, pavilions, views of the bay, and even several small log cabins. Has ample parking and clean restroom facilities. Nice place for us city folk to get away without going away.
Honestly, this is my new favorite park for mountain biking out of the main three parks in the greater Miami area. The trails are so much fun, they are a bunch and have great flow with challenging climbs, drops, and plenty of technical parts. Note: Many trails are roughly maintained, and you can easily take a wrong turn, so stay aware. This also makes for a more make your own line in the trails, which is a lot of fun.