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Wow! Grande lake, beautiful, tranquil waters full of species and.. alligators! First time we have seen alligators in their natural habitat. Very nice pier for up-close photos of these animals and enjoying the enormous size of the lake.
This is a special place and makes such a change from the tourist commercialism of the east and west coasts. The lake is huge, peaceful and beautiful and hosts a great range of wildlife. At Okeechobee own itself there is a pier which is a...More
We drove down from Sebring to see the lake. To see the lake, you need to go to the Taylor Creek fishing village & walk up the hill or you can go to the pier. Beautiful lake. I hear there's good fishing. But we only...More
On our way to south Florida we drove the east side of the lake on Route 98 from Okeechobee to South Bay and noted the massive earth dike built by the Army Core of Engineers that circles the lake to control the water and separates...More
We made a reservation with Eagle Bay Airboat Rides in Okeechobee.
Our Captain and guide, Denise treated us to a fun and educational tour.
The tour included viewing nesting alligators, numerous species of birds, and info on the health of the lake.
Great tour for...More
This huge lake of grass is the water system not just for recreational opportunities, but for water supply for much of south Florida. The water is shallow and there were lots of examples of wild life;fish jumping, snakes sunning themselves, and many types of birds....More
This was just a quick stop on a very long road trip (2,600 miles) but I'm glad the we stopped. The town of Okeechobee was more built up than I expected but the ramp leading to the lake was easy to find.