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Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

Please call facilities to determine local conditions.

The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is the 110-mile trail around Lake Okeechobee that can be walked, hiked, mountain biked, roller bladed or horseback ridden. Most of the Trail is on top of the 35-foot high Herbert Hoover Dike. Its height allows for excellent views and vistas of the lake. The trail has a number of access points,can be used year roound and provides excellent opportunities for bird watching, fishing and photography. Drinking water is available on, or adjacent to the LOST. Three camping areas are available in the PBC portion of LOST, one in Pahokee, Belle Glade and in South Bay. These camps charge a fee. Maximum distance between campgrounds is ten miles. There are some primitive campsites operated by the Corps of Engineers which are free and have no water or toilet facilities. Equestrian access is described under Equestrian Trails. For more information on hiking, check the website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/recreation [External Link]. The US Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, office in Clewiston can ve called at (863)983-8101.

The Big Water Heritage Trail

A multi-county auto tour of areas in and around Lake Okeechobee, it includes seventy-seven sites and will link to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail. Infromation on this trail can be obtained from the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council at 239-656-7720 or by e-mail to info@swfrpc.org

PBC Equestrian Trail

Extends from central Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. The portion from Hamlin Park in the Acreage to Pahokee takes three days to ride with overnight wilderness camping. A sample of the trail can ve taken by renting a horse at Trails West Stable at 3320 161st Terrace North, Loxahatchee, (561)791-2920 and going on a guided trail ride on a portion of the trail

Parks and Natural Areas with Equestrian Trails

1. Dyer Park - (561)966-6600 Open daily dawn to dusk. Intersection of Haverhill Road and Dyer Blvd.,3.4 miles of scenic trails running the perimeter of the park, parking for horse trailers and vehicles in horse paddock area.

2. Dupuis Reserve -(561)924-5310. Open daily, sunrise to sunset. Trails and parking for trailers. Stables available

3. Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area - Use by permit only. Call (561)233-2400. 13508 40th Street North. Open daily dawn-to-dusk. Trail:parking for two(2) trailers at north entrance lot, 40th Street North and Avocado Boulevard

4. LOST Equestrian Trial - Begins at Pahokee City Park and goes northward. There are horse only gates on the lakeside of the leeve. Horse riders are asked to stay down along the shoreline and off the crown or hiking/biking section of the levee

5. James Brandon Equestrian Center -75000 Forest Hill Boulevard, Open riding area for public riding six days pr week, sunrise to sunset, closed on Tuesdays. The main park is a full service showplace with 6 areas , including a 200x300 covered arena and 128 permanent stalls available by permit for horse shows and other events. Call 966-6600

 

Lake Okeechobee Area Campgrounds in Palm Beach County

 
Belle Glades Campground & Marina
Full Service
Torry Island Rd., Belle Glade
561-966-6322

Everglades Adventures RV and Sailing Resort
Full Service Campground & Marina,
Trailbike Rentals
190 North Lake Drive, Pahokee
561-924-7832

South Bay RV Campground
Your Place to Simply Relax
100 Levee Rd., South Bay
off US Highway #27
561-992-9045

 

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