Lake Okeechobee Florida

Circle Lake Okeechobee Florida 83/365 Things to Do

The largest lake in Florida is located in the center of the state. Lake Okeechobee is located about an hour and a half from Bonita Springs, Florida.  Clewiston would be the closest place to connect with the lake.  The are levees built around the lake and many places that you can pull over and walk the trail around the lake or fish.  

I’ve circled Lake Okeechobee before and found all sorts of fun places to stop. Holes in the wall for lunch and even fishing lodges.  On the north side of Lake Okeechobee there seemed to be a  great place to put in watercraft near Buckhead Ridge where the Kissimmee River enters Lake Okeechobee.

Life in central Florida is slow paced compared to the coast so it is fun to get way from Southwest Florida for a day trip.  Plus if you drive the back roads north of Okeechobee you will be amazed at the agriculture. I was most shocked to see the potato and onion fields and of course cows were everywhere.

It’s a great drive and a wonderful way to see a part of Florida that is a whole bunch less touristy. If you’re looking for fun things to do around Florida. This is something that is just the cost of a tank of gas.