The town of Okeechobee is in Okeechobee County, Florida. It is on Lake Okeechobee, which is the second largest expanse of fresh water entirely in the United States. It covers 730 square miles. If you are coming here for the fishing, book your room in a discount hotel in Okeechobee in advance, because fishermen flock to this location from all over the country. They come to fish in the lake itself, in the local streams, and in the sea, which is only a ninety minute drive away. In March the budget hotels in Okeechobee fill up quickly when the town hosts the annual Okeechobee Speckled Perch Festival. It is also one of the best lakes in the country for bass fishing.
March is also the time for the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo. Hikers and cyclists will enjoy the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. It runs along the top of the Herbert Hoover Dike, which was built around the lake for flood control. This is a great spot for bird watchers. Okeechokee Historical Park is located on two acres set aside to preserve local history. A schoolhouse that was built in 1907 now serves as a museum. Children love seeing the old fashioned desks with inkwells in them. Nearby Pahokee State Recreation Area has picnicking, camping and boat rentals.