Welcome to Lake Okeechobee!
You have found the best bass fishing lake in America.
If you are looking for the perfect place to unplug, unwind and get away from it all for a rejuvenating vacation in the Florida sunshine, look no further than Lake Okeechobee in the south central part of the state. This spectacular freshwater lake spans an amazing 730 square miles across and numerous opportunities for recreation.
Learn about the pioneer and Native American heritage of the area, and find out about agriculture including sugar cane that the region is known for. Hike and bike or even horseback ride along the scenic trails, fish and boat on the lake, explore the towns along the shore and stay over at one of the outstanding campgrounds that dot the area.
Hiking, Equestrian and Auto Trails
The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail surrounding the lake is a 109-mile trail that sits at the top of Herbert Hoover Dike 35 feet in the air, providing for gorgeous views. Hike, mountain bike or ride a horse for a memorable experience, and take advantage of birdwatching Florida’s tropical species. Be sure to stop for a photographic moment. Three campsites are available along the trail. The Big Water Heritage Trail is an auto tour of more than seventy sites around the lake, and links to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail.
Franklin North near the lake offers 30 waterfront tent and RV campsites with electric and water hookups. There is a fishing pier and a boat ramp for your convenience. Fisheating Creek Outpost offers full hookup RV campsites, tent campsites and primitive campsites for those who really want to experience nature. Big Lake Lodge and RV Park is located on the north shore of the lake. There are 37 RV campsites, efficiency cottages and Park Model home rentals. The Okeechobee KOA Golf Resort features luxury amenities like a swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness center and cabins with LCD TV. Take advantage of the boat ramp and bass fishing events, as well as onsite entertainment.
The Okee-Tantie Campground & Marina near the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail features boat slip rentals, campsites and activities for boaters and campers. There is an onsite fuel dock, bait and tackle and boat ramps. The popular Roland Martin Marina and Resort in Clewiston has boat sales, service and storage. Campsites and RV hookups are available, along with two-bedroom condos. Enjoy guided bass fishing tours and airboat rides. Torry Island Campground and Marina is a 640-acre island with 350 campsites and eight boat ramps.
There are several parks around the lake, including the 50-acre John Stretch Park that provides a boat ramp, ball fields and an historic display of flood control equipment. The DuPuis Management area in Port Mayaca provides visitors with the opportunity to hike, fish, horseback ride and camp out within view of native wildlife. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park provides 54,000 acres of dry prairie with the opportunity to stay overnight. The town of Clewiston has a number of parks, including a water spray park, ballparks and playgrounds.
Take advantage of the chance to visit the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with its Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to learn about Native American history and culture, and to see alligators and snake demonstrations. Billie Swamp Safari on the reservation offers airboat rides on the Everglades, a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour and wilderness trails.
Please use this website to explore and learn more about Lake Okeechobee. We hope you come to love it just like we do.
Enjoy! Life is better on the water.