Okeechobee is the heart of Florida’s old frontier, surrounded by vast prairies with cattle ranches and the sweep of Lake Okeechobee, one of America’s largest lakes.

Hikes in this area treat you to the “Big Sky” that only this region of South Central Florida can offer.  The Florida Trail both follows the curve of Lake Okeechobee and heads up north along the Kissimmee River, affording more than 100 miles of backpacking easily accessed from this community in Florida’s heartland.

Okeechobee is one of the central locations for camping during the annual Big O Hike around Lake Okeechobee.

What to see and do around Okeechobee