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Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice.  This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.

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 Lake Okeechobee Connector

West side of Highway 98, one-half mile south of the Martin / Palm Beach County line

Picture showing the trailhead at Lake Okeechobee Connector

Greenway connection for part of the 1,300 mile long Florida National Scenic Trail 


At a Glance     

Connecting lands for long-distance hiking 

At 8 acres, this small site will provide passage for hikers from DuPuis Management Area to Lake Okeechobee while hiking on the Ocean to Lake Trail, connecting it to the larger Florida National Scenic Trail.   


  • Important connection between the Ocean to Lake Trail and the Florida Trail
  • Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Trailhead (LOST)
  • Trailer Parking, Bicycle Rack, Information Kiosk, Fenced Corral, Nonpotable Water Pump
  • Part of the Jeaga Wildways.

Before You Go 

The LOST Trailhead parking lot will be closing on August 25, 2017 for the construction of an access ramp to the dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Once the construction ramp is complete, the parking lot will  be reopened. Please Note: that the ramp will be used for active construction projects on the dike rehabilitation.  There will be trucks running up and down the ramp for a period of up to 5 years. 

‚Äč Links 

Ocean to Lake Trail (Florida Trail Association)

Florida National Scenic Trail

 Lake Okeechobee Dike Construction(US Army Corps)