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Explore the Relaxing Beauty of Okeechobee


Florida truly is one of the most diverse destinations for any kind of trip. With bustling cities and theme parks, endless beaches, and Ocean adventures. But sometimes you need to get away from the busy hotspots and do some exploring at a more leisurely pace.

Okeechobee is a small town, famous for its welcoming hospitality to all people from far and near. Perfectly situated with a town center just a few short miles from the northern shores of Lake Okeechobee, this is the ideal location to base yourself if you like any kind of water and outdoor activities.

It is an ideal location for people who want to vacation in a relaxing setting away from city life, with some amazing activities and natural attractions at your fingertips.

Here are just some of the most popular activities that you will have easy access to through guided tours or simple do-it-yourself exploration.


Obviously, Lake Okeechobee with all its piers and water activities is one of the highlights of this very accessible tourist spot. But there is so much more on offer for all ages and interests.

Head for difficult to reach places along the lake by chartering an airboat, and enjoy lots of wildlife up close. To learn more about Okeechobee's attractions click here.


Coming to Florida and not going fishing really isn’t an option. But with ocean fishing being the most common activity, it is a great change to be able to go freshwater fishing. Especially if you tend to get seasick easily.

Lake Okeechobee offers many different fishing opportunities. You can charter a boat with a guide to help you with some local knowledge, or you can just head down to the lake shore and enjoy some relaxation at one of the many piers.  To book your fishing excursion click here for a list of local guide services.

Hiking and Biking

With this amount of uninterrupted beauty and scenery in all directions, it’s the ideal place to come for some hiking and biking trips. Catering to all levels and skills, you will find endless trails for a leisurely walk or full day hike.

Cycling is easy going along the lakefront, which makes it an ideal activity for families looking for some fun physical activities. Learn more about Okeechobee's hiking and biking opportunities by clicking here.

Sport Shooting

Clay and sports shooting, as well as hunting, are very popular in Florida. Okeechobee and the surrounding areas have no shortage of licensed shooting clubs that cater to all skill and experience levels.

Put your skills to the test, and maybe even join in with some friendly competitions.  Test your skills or learn a new one, click here to learn more about sport shooting.


Voted by as the top-ranked state for golf, Florida simply has some of the best courses and, of course, great weather to go with it. There are three golf courses within minutes of the town, and dozens more in neighboring counties.

Whether you want to go for an easy stroll or test yourself on a PGA course, you will not be left short of choices. With Florida being home to so many professional golfers, you never know whom you might bump into.  Click here to learn about local golf courses.

Eco-Friendly Exploration

Explore the amazing local wildlife in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, which is home to many endangered plants and animals. Along the five-mile road around the park, you will enjoy amazing scenery, without surrounding yourself with thousands of other tourists.

Or you can visit a wildlife rehabilitation center, home to hundreds of species and providing education for young and old. To learn more about Okeechobee's outdoor explorations click here.

Plan Your Trip Today

If you like relaxing on vacation, but still like the option of exciting adventures, then why not plan your next trip to Okeechobee. There’s no shortage of hotels, motels, RV and camping parks, making it ideal for a romantic getaway, family trip or just an escape from the city.

Learn more about your stay in Okeechobee by checking out the Stay, Eat, and Events tab.  Want more information or to learn about the Tourist Development Council click on the About Us and Contact Us tabs.