Okeechobee County Florida


“In the Middle Of It All”

Okeechobee County is on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, the second-largest freshwater lake solely within the United States borders. Many consider it a perfect place for a relaxing and enjoyable winter vacation. It has warm, sunny and gentle winter weather, wonderful fishing and a growing cultural environment. Its central location in Florida allows easy access for day- and overnight-trippers: 70 miles from West Palm Beach, 105 miles from Orlando, 115 miles from Tampa, 125 Miles from Miami, and 176 miles from Ocala.

Okeechobee County is rich in history and offers many community events, attractions and points of interest. The word “Okee Chobee” is Miccusukee for “big water.”

While visiting Okeechobee County, be sure to explore their historic past at a near-ghost town named Fort Drum, a Seminole War fort built in the 1840's.

Dawn on Lake Okeechobee and the water is flat as glass. An angler stands in the bow of a bass boat and cast toward the cattails on the shoreline. The lure lands with a plop! The water ripples as a fish swims over to investigate. The angler twitches the artificial bait once, twice and then bam…fish on!

A few minutes later, a greenish-black largemouth bass glistens in the morning sun. It’s a five-pounder, a great catch in anyone’s book. But it will be released to be caught another day. That’s the beauty of Florida freshwater fishing. Bass and panfish are a renewable resource. They have brought generations of anglers to Florida, and with sound conservation, will do so for many years to come.

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Okeechobee, Florida- Okeechobee, known as the "Speckled Perch Capital of the World", is an access point to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. The lake offers hiking, biking, boating and freshwater fishing, in this gateway to South Florida.

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