Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. Okeechobee was created in1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, "Okeechobee" is a Seminole word meaning "big water". Lake Okeechobee provides 710 Sq miles of pristine freshwater boating, fishing, and wildlife watching opportunities. Okeechobee County, centrally located in Florida on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, provides an escape from hustle and bustle with convenience to Florida attractions and beaches within a short drive.
Today, Lake Okeechobee is a multipurpose reservoir providing drinking water for urban areas, irrigation water for agriculture lands, recharge for aquifers, freshwater for the Everglades, habitat for fish and waterfowl, flood control, navigation, and recreational use. We invite you to discover the vast array of natural sporting, culture and historical attractions within this beautiful rural environment of Florida.
CAMPING - HIKING - BIKING
FISHING - BOATING - AIRBOATING
HUNTING - FESTIVALS
BIRD & WILDLIFE WATCHING.
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