Chekika - Day Use Area, Fl

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Chekika - Day Use Area

Approximate GPS coordinates: Due to seasonal flooding, Chekika is a day use area only (open from dawn to dusk). This popular part of the park is located in the East Everglades area. Amenities...[more]


24200 SW 160th Street
Miami, Fl 33187

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Chekika is located about 36 miles from downtown Miami and 18 miles from Homestead, Florida. To get there, take the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836) to the Palmetto Expressway (State Road 826) or the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike. Exit the Palmetto or the Turnpike at Kendall Drive (SW 88th Street), and go west to Krome Avenue (SW 177th Avenue). Turn left and go south to SW 168th Street. Turn right and go west to 237th Avenue. Turn left on to 160th Street, and you'll be facing west with the entrance to Chekika just ahead. From the south, take the Turnpike to Eureka Drive (SW 184th Street), go west to Krome Avenue (SW 177th Avenue), and turn north to SW 168th Street - or take Krome Avenue due north from Homestead to SW 168th Street and follow directions above.

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