We are leaving Okeechobee, Florida, for now. We may be back because RV Maps volunteers are here. The job coordinator graciously gave us a tour of the Real Life Children’s Ranch. They take in children who need a foster home. A wonderful ministry.
Okeechobee is an interesting place to visit. They have a big lake! Lol, and that’s not an exaggeration.
Lake Okeechobee is the largest natural freshwater lake in Florida! The eight largest freshwater lake in the United States. 730 square miles with average depth of 9 feet.
We went on a tour of the lake and watched fisherman and women catching fish, one after another. Many of the boats had up to fifty poles at a time. Again no exaggeration.
We were also told they had to impose a limit of 25 per day. This is the best time of the year to fish. But, if you come beware this is a very shallow lake and you can easily lose your way without a compass.
We were surprised to see a lot of ranches here and lots of cattle. Great farming here as well with very rich soil. We saw Sugar Cane, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage! All within a few miles from West Palm Beach.
The ocean at West Palm Beach is about 1 hr away and the beach is beautiful.
Plenty of places to stay in Okeechobee, RV Family. We stayed at Silver Palms RV Resort. Very Friendly folks from all over staying the summer here. Beautiful resort!Also KOA right across the street that has a golf course. Great visit!
Living the Dream!