Activities and Attractions
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Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail:
Designated in 1993 as part of the Florida National Scenic Trail, the 110 mile Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) is located on top of the Herbert Hoover Dike which circles Lake Okeechobee. Most of thetrail consists of crushed gravel roadway. The 36 mile section from Pahokee to Moore Haven and the 26 mile section from Port Mayaca to the Kissimmee River are paved asphalt. LOST offers panoramic views of Lake Okeechobee and the surrounding region. It is the perfect place for hiking, biking, rollerblading, nature watching, birding and wildlife observation.
NOTICE: South Bay boat ramps are currently closed until further notice. During this time, the Army Corps of Engineers will be working on the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation.
The South Bay boat ramp is located across the street from the campground. It provides boaters with easy access to the rich aquatic resources in Lake Okeechobee. You reach the ramps by crossing the Herbert Hoover Dike. Be advised the access across the dike is steep but manageable.
Lake Okeechobee is a freshwater fishing paradise. The huge lake is nationally renowned for its bass fishing. Other popular – and tasty - sportfishing species include crappie, bluegill, schellcracker (redear sunfish) and catfish. “Catch and release” fishing is permitted in the waters within the campground. Anglers are reminded that a freshwater fishing license is required.
Is a popular activity throughout southern Florida. The area is rich with wildlife species including herons, egrets, vultures, armadillos, raccoons, deer, otter, alligators, snakes and turtles. Many rare plants and animals make their home in the region. Hiking and biking are great ways to seek out these special residents. Local outfitters also provide tours of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades.
Agriculture is the cornerstone of the economy in and around Lake Okeechobee. Commodities produced in the region include sugar cane, corn, rice and sod. The importance of agriculture can be seen in communities like Belle Glade where they proclaim “Her soil is her fortune.” Nearby Clewiston that bills itself as “America’s Sweetest Town”, provides a 4.5 hour heritage/agricultural tour is available that features an up-close look at a sugar cane farm, as well as a trip to a sugar mill and the Clewiston Museum. There’s no better way to understand and experience this unique industry and its importance to the region.
Glades Pioneer Park:
This county park is located 3.5 miles from the campground. The park features numerous facilities for those looking for active recreation including ballfields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, multipurpose fields and playground equipment. The park also houses the Pioneer Park Aquatic Center, which is open seasonally to the public.
Belle Glade Golf Course at the Sugar Cane Golf Club:
Located in Belle Glade approximately 6 miles from the campground, this 18-hole course has a course rating of 70 and a slope rating of 116. Designed by Gary Player and Karl Litten, the Belle Glade golf course opened to the public in 1987.
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center:
Located in Belle Glade approximately 4.5 miles from the campground, this wonderful facility hosts first class professional theatrical productions and entertainers.
Looking to experience something more adventurous? Why not try skydiving? Located near Clewiston just 20 miles from the campground, the Airglades Airport features operators who provide personalized instruction for first time participants. About 30 minutes of instruction is all that is needed leading up to a tandem skydive with an instructor. It’s an adventure you’ll never forget!