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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

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         BIRD WATCHING

  Lake Okeechobee is the second-largest lake in the lower 48 states. Fall and winter  are the best times for this 40-mile auto tour of the lake's northwest rim.
•Wildlife: Herons, egrets, and wintering waterfowl are prevalent along the rim of the lake and in open water. Dry prairies interspersed with oak and cabbage palm hammocks provide habitat for crested Caracas, burrowing owls and sand hill cranes.  


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HORSEBACK RIDING

Enjoy the outdoors on horseback with a trail ride on beautiful property

throughout Okeechobee County. 

 

 

 


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HUNTING

Okeechobee is more than just a wild hog hunting trip and trophy alligator hunting trip. It’s about the whole Florida hunting experience. Whether it is stalking a wild boar, sitting in a blind Osceola turkey hunting, or maybe traveling high speed out on a air boat trophy alligator hunting.

 


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 Lake Okeechobee is the most “famous big bass lake” in Florida, well-known for the quantity and quality of bass the lake produces. This reputation on Lake Okeechobee has continued for many years as producing the biggest and best largemouth bass fishing in Central Florida. On Okeechobee the two primary ways to fish are with artificial lures or wild shiners.


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CLAY SHOOT

Okeechobee’s facilities are the ultimate in shooting and gunsmith destinations in South and Central Florida.  They provide amenities such as rifle and pistol ranges, 5 stand sporting clays fields, trap and skeet fields as well as shooting galleries.