Lake Okeechobee: A Lake To Remember

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Spring is just around the corner! With most of the Northeast buried underneath snow, now is the best time to start thinking about the sun, the lake and spending time out on the water. There are only a few RV destinations on the East coast that allow you to vacation all year round and enjoy the outdoors without the need of a heavy coat and putting your heating unit to the test. One of them is Lake Okeechobee in the southern area of Florida is one of those destinations. Lake Okeechobee is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States at 700 square miles of area. At its capacity, it holds over 1 trillion gallons of water and fisherman from all around the country flock to it to spend time on the water. Here are a few things to look for when you’ve made the choice to head down south to the Lake.

National Scenic Trail

If you love hiking and spending time outdoors in nature, then the Florida Trail is right up your alley. The Florida Trail is a 1,000 mile trail that explores the heart of the state. Of course, you could never travel the entire trail on one vacation. Unless you are really determined! If you’re so inclined you could hop on the trail on the North side of the lake and work your way up towards Georgia and into the Panhandle.

Fishing

With its massive size and abundance of largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill, Lake Okeechobee is a destination for fishermen of all skill levels and experience. You’ll want to be sure you bring your boat with you, or rent one, to enjoy a few days on the lake.

Golfing

With a handful of world-class courses within a short drive of the lake, the golf-lover in your family will revel in the quality of these finely maintained and designed courses.

Year-Round Weather

Florida is one of the few states that is ripe for RVers all year round. Great weather and plenty of sunshine is a hallmark of the state. During the Summer, the high temperatures reach around 90 degrees while the low is around 70 degrees, perfect for long days out on the lake. During the Winter, the highs top off at about 75 degrees while the low is around 50 degrees, great weather for spending time around a campfire enjoying the fresh air.

RV Parks

Lake Okeechobee is one of the most popular lake destinations, so that means there are a wealth of RV parks just waiting for you to call and reserve a spot. Most of them with direct access to the lake! Here are a few to consider.

Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort
13801 Us Highway 441 Se
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-467-5774

Anticipation Southern Sun RV Park
30346 E State Road 78
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-763-7164

PJ’s RV Park
5250 Us Highway 441 Se
Okeechobee, FL 34974
772-485-6560

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