Around Town


keechobee offers the day-to-day charm and ease of small town America, and the choice to take a short ride to either coast for beautiful white-sand beaches and shopping. Florida’s best kept secret is home to world renowned Lake Okeechobee which is the second largest lake in the country due to being entirely contained within the United States. Other close-by freshwater waterways include Peace River, Lake Istokpoga and the Kissimmee River. This beautiful natural environment provides a multitude of nature-based activities such as world-class fishing, water sports, bird watching, rving, biking, hiking, and small game hunting. When you are in the mood for more than nature, visit the local casino, golf courses, restaurants and shopping. And if you like festivals, every little town within minutes has a couple to choose from each month. Okeechobee is centrally located in the state of Florida with easy access to top Florida attractions on both coasts.

About Okeechobee
  • Okeechobee offers the charm and ease of small town America. It is a friendly, inviting community with less traffic. There is plenty of shopping right in town, as well as a movie theatre. When you get the itch to enjoy big city entertainment, it’s just a short jaunt to either coast.

About Lake Okeechobee
  • Lake Okeechobee is the second largest lake in the country due to being entirely contained within the United States, and is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is located in the middle of Florida with easy access to the West and East coasts.

Boating and Fishing
Shooting Ranges
  • The area boasts of three shooting ranges. Any gun enthusiast will find just the right place to enjoy a day of shooting. From casual to fine dining, one of these ranges will meet your desires. Read more to get a list of the ranges nearby.

Hiking and Biking
  • Less than two miles from Silver Palms, jump on the Lake Okeechobee 110 mile scenic trail around the lake. It’s a smooth, peaceful bike ride or walk. If you like a good hike and scavenger hunt at the same time, find the 60+ geocaches hidden all around Okeechobee. Read more to get a list of hiking and biking opportunities.

  • If something happens, no worries. There are medical facilities in the immediate area. Don’t worry, your pets are lucky too. There is a facility just outside the back gate. Read more to get a list of facilities.

Area Museums
  • Make sure you check out the history of the area with these top museums in Florida. Make a day of it and enjoy the cultural history this area has. View a list of museums.