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.

Outdoor Activities


Lake Okeechobee is known as one of the best fisheries in the United States.

For information on guides click or contact:

Garrard's Tackle Shop   (863) 763-3416

Fast Break Inc.   (863) 763-0973

Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters   (863) 763-2248

If you pick up a trophy bass register online at Trophy Catch Florida for a chance to win prizes and even a boat!

 Hiking and Biking :

Okeechobee has a number of trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts.

Click on this link for more information on trails around Okeechobee County: Trails in Okeechobee

 Clay & Shooting Sports:

Okeechobee is the ultimate shooting and gunsmithing destination in South and Central Florida.

For shooting sports click or contact:

Okeechobee Shooting Sports   (863) 357-3006

Quail Creek Plantation   (863) 763-2529

OK Corral Gun Club   (863) 357-2226

 Horseback Riding:

Okeechobee's vast open spaces and wooded trails offer great opportunities for horseback riding:

Wagon Wheel Farm   (863) 634-6397

Prairie Trail Riders   (863) 634-7891 or (863) 801-6706


Birdwatching enthusiasts, Okeechobee has some fun places for you to explore:

Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area   (800) 250-4200


Okeechobee has some of the best hunting in the United States:

For guides click or contact:

Fast Break   (863) 824-3474

Okeechobee Outfitters   (863) 655-2454

Need more information on things to do in Okeechobee contact us at

(863) 357-6246 or Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council