Okeechobee - The Bass Capital!
Looking for an adventure? Try fishing the second largest freshwater lake in the contiguous United States! That’s right, Lake Okeechobee commonly referred to as Bass Capital of the World is waiting for you to take a break from the rest of the world and explore this natural beauty.
Lake “O” is over 730 square miles of fishing nirvana. This is the place for a wealth of fishing options year round! Bluegill, Crappie and the best of the best the largemouth bass are expecting a fight on these great waters. The small rural community of Okeechobee has a host of guides that would be happy to take you and yours out for a bass battle at any time. Local bait and tackle stores are the place to go for any of your fishing needs and wants as well as hooking you up with these experienced guides. While you’re waiting for your next fishing excursion take a quick tour on one of the many airboat tours that explore this natural habitat. Listening to the roar of an airboat engine while feeling the wind and the speed of the ride, well, there’s just nothing like it. This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
Looking for some time to unwind but still want to be on the water? How about a kayak rental? Yes, Okeechobee now has kayak rentals. These state of the art kayaks are all set up with kayak, paddle and life jacket just ready to skim the waters and bring you up close and personal to the wildlife of the big Lake “O”.
The Tourist Development Council of Okeechobee just released its second Official Okeechobee County Visitor Guide in late January 2022. Interested in learning more or want to request a Visitor Guide contact the Tourism Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-763-3959.