There is no "camping" per se at Oleta as staying in tents is not allowed overnight. But there are a handful of rustic cabins available for people wanting to stay within the park.
The cabins are air-conditioned, but other than that, there aren't many other ammenities. Outside, there is an area to make a fire and a grill, a picnic table and a swing and bank on the porch.
Cabins have one double bed and a bunk but you have to bring your own linens and towels.
The bathrooms and showers are between the first and second cabins. Here is the layout of the campground and the cabins:
Also check the Oleta Park Map for location of the campground and other facilities within the park.
Cabins can be rented year-round, and even though they are air-conditioned, beware that in the summer months the mosquitos are specially a nuisance and you might not be able to enjoy sitting outside in the evenings, which is one of the nicest parts of staying at the cabins, relaxing by the fire and watching the racoons that come out and check you out...
For those with an adventurous spirit that want to get away from the glitz of the city and enjoy a healthy dose of nature, the cabins at roughly $60 per night offer a very affordable option.
The camping fee includes admission fee and the use of park facilities such as boat ramps and playgrounds but does not include tour, attraction or rental fees.
Making a Reservation
The number of cabins is very limited, there are only fourteen, so making reservations ahead of time is a must. Specially during our "winter" dry season from November through March, try to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.
Rental Rates are $55 per cabin per night.
Visitors pay a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee (per reservation, not per night) when making a reservation online or using the call center. This fee is collected at the time of reservation.
There is a $17.75 fee to cancel a reservation any day prior to the arrival date. Any cancellations on the day of arrival or later, will also be charged the first night's use fee.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 am
You can make an online reservation via ReserveAmerica.com or call directly 1-800-326-3521.
What to Bring
- Linens and Towels
- Cabin mattresses are hard, sleeping bags or air mattresses are a good idea
- Mosquito repellent
- Water and supplies as needed (There is a grocery store right accross from the park entrance where you can stock up)
- Soap and toiletries as needed
Please be aware that Oleta River State Park has both mosquitoes and biting gnats. The gnats are also known as 'no-see-ums'. These insects are very active at dusk and dawn. We advise that you use insect repellant, limit your outside activities during these times and wear long sleeves and pants to limit your exposure to their painful bites. If you are a cabin visitor, we recommend that you keep your cabin door shut securely to prevent them from entering the building.
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