Lake Okeechobee Trip Planner
Welcome to Lake Okeechobee!
The Lake Okeechobee region is home to the largest lake in Florida and the second largest in the continental United States. Spanning over 700 square miles, Lake Okeechobee is an excellent recreational destination for those wishing to fish, boat and birdwatch. Fishing is also a popular pastime in and around the town of Lake Placid, where over 27 freshwater lakes are within easy driving distance. Located in the southern part of the region, the city of Clewiston is known as sugar cane country, as it is one of the nation's leading sugar producers. The Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park permits visitors to take a swamp buggy tour and get closer to the local flora and fauna. For those interested in the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, guided tours such as the Billie Swamp Safari are available around Clewiston. Naturally, Clewiston is also a hot spot for fishing expeditions, therefore a number of fishing guides and resorts can be found in and around the city.