A Journey Through Time In Okeechobee, Florida

A Journey Through Time In Okeechobee, Florida

Incorporated in 1917 and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a centennial celebration on June 13, Okeechobee County was named after lake Okeechobee which was itself named for the Hitchiti words “oka” (water) and “chobi” (big).

The earliest record of the lake was by Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, a Spanish shipwreck survivor who lived among the Florida Indians for 17 years and whose memoirs are considered the most valuable account of American Indian life from that period.  By the 18th century, the area had become widely well known by British mapmakers and chroniclers who referred to it as Laguna de Espiritu Santo and in the 19th century, it became known as Mayacco Lake after the Mayaca people who had moved to the area.

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Special Events Are Plentiful This Spring Near Silver Palms RV Resort

Special Events Are Plentiful This Spring Near Silver Palms RV Resort

For fun seeking residents and guests of Silver Palms RV Resort, there is rarely a dull moment with countless activities and amenities available on-site – from relaxing in a large heated resort-style swimming pool to fishing in its five pristine lakes and from games of pickleball and volleyball to countless social activities planned by the resort’s full-time activities director.

Travel outside of the resort and there is, even more, to do and see.  Here is just a taste of the various special events taking place in and around Okeechobee, FL during the Spring!

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Entertainment Abounds At Silver Palms RV Resort In 2017

Entertainment Abounds At Silver Palms RV Resort In 2017

Winter is officially here and for countless residents of the northern states that means it’s time to trade in the snow boots for flip flops and head to Okeechobee, FL’s Silver Palms RV Resort!

While the beautiful location and countless 5-star amenities are a primary draw for sun-seeking snowbirds, it’s the ongoing special event schedule that tends to create the most buzz at Silver Palms. It all began with one of the hottest tickets of the year – the resort’s New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby Gala featuring live music from the Tom Jackson Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres and more!

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Snowbird Season In Okeechobee Is Rich With Local Events And Activities

Snowbird Season In Okeechobee Is Rich With Local Events And Activities

Prime snowbird season is just around the corner and for many of these fun and sun-seeking individuals, Silver Palms RV Resort in beautiful Okeechobee, FL is the destination of choice.

In addition to offering a host of on-site amenities and activities to keep guests and residents entertained – from relaxing in a large heated resort-style swimming pool to fishing in its five pristine lakes and from games of pickleball and volleyball to countless social activities planned by the resort’s full-time activities director – off-site experiences are also plentiful in and around Okeechobee during the Fall and Winter months.

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