When hikers follow the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee, they walk right into historic Moore Haven to cross the broad Caloosahatchee River. Founded in 1915, Moore Haven was a major commercial center during the dredging of wetlands around the lake and the Caloosahatchee River. It’s now the launch point for outdoor adventures along the vast western marshes of Lake Okeechobee and for sailing down the Caloosahatchee to Fort Myers.
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- 2014 Big O Hike cancelled (8/18/2014) - For the first time in 22 years, it's been necessary to cancel the annual Big O Hike around Lake Okeechobee, due to Army Corps of Engineers construction projects.