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Rosemarie S
10 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I was told not to go to lake okeechobee, that there was nothing there to see. I'm glad I ignored that advice. Sunsets at the lake are beyond beautiful! And dinners at Lightseys was one of the best.
A must see if you've never been there!
Written December 8, 2023
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden585 contributions
Nov 2022
Nice big lake.Straight from downtown Okeechobee take the State 491 to the lake.You will find parking thete as well as a pier from which it is popular to fish.there is a trail there as well and it is suitable for both bikes and walking
Written November 26, 2022
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Maria Q
Miami, FL283 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This was a very disappointing experience. We expected much more than a very large body of water. We arrived at the Okeechobee park and found just a pier and some public bathrooms. That’s it!
I kept thinking we were missing something so we asked some of the locals and they could not point us to anything we could go to to see more of the lake.
We were just passing through from a much longer trip to Georgia so we just went to dinner and back to the hotel to sleep and go home.
I have heard there is good fishing at the lake but if that is not your thing, there is not much else here that we could find.
Not a repeat.
Written April 23, 2022
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MoverShakerUSA
Los Angeles, CA252 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We took a day trip up to see the lake this past weekend. But after driving the south half of the lake you learn that the lake is elevated (like two stories higher than the road!) So we drove for hours & did not even see water! It’s like seeing a large earthen dam for miles with no access. You learn that the lake is about watering the crops south of the lake & not about recreation. If you are going to fish then pre-book your guide because we didn’t see any guide services in any of the towns. I wouldn’t attempt without a guide to show you how to access the lake. Lastly, around the lake are lots of old fashion companies with smoke stacks churning smoke which it the only real scenery in the south part of the lake. You have been warned.
Written April 4, 2022
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Kristine B
Orlando, FL275 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
I visited Lake Okeechobee specifically so I could walk some of the Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds the lake and in certain parts gives you a perfect view of the lake and the gators lazily floating in it. There are parts of the dike that are under construction by the Army Corps of Engineers, so you can’t walk the whole thing at the moment, but I picked out certain sections to walk. I highly recommend checking out the pier in Okeechobee that extends out into the lake. My favorite places to walk on the dike were near the Pahokee Marina because you can actually walk down closer to the water and get a much better view of the wildlife just offshore, and the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam which has a lovely unobstructed view of the lake.
Written June 14, 2021
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drew d
2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Great fishing trip! Me and my friend caught a personal best bass. We caught more fish in 2 days than we previously did in our entire lives. Thanks to Mike for hooking us up with captain Ryan and Captain Randy
Written June 6, 2021
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Jay B
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
The surrounding land, effects the lake with and overabundance of nutrients. The smaller fish and a hazard to the native wildlife and water quality.
Written April 3, 2021
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Jubilee Jer
Springfield, OH1,837 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We visited Lake Okeechobee while in Okeechobee FL the lake is 40 miles long and 30 miles wide. A lot of plant life in the water around the shores that extended pretty far out into the lake where we were At by the pier. The pier is a nice viewing point to see the lake and a few gators.
Written August 8, 2020
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Peter K
Land O Lakes, FL10 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Not much to do or see the lake. A huge dike/ berm has been built around the entire lake so as to prevent overflow of lake (that would cause flooding). Only a few locations where you can actually view the lake. Surrounding areas do give you that sense of early Florida history. Nearby Seminole Reservation is worthy.
Written November 22, 2019
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Nota37
cyprus158 contributions
Aug 2019
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.
Written August 9, 2019
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