Okeechobee Florida Fishing Friendly
Our second visit to Okeechobee Florida allowed for exploration and fishing time, the first was a quick stop after dark with a view of the city lights. What an incredible place! Our two night holiday was filled with friendly people, awesome fishing, and stunning scenery. Everywhere we went, Okeechobee hooked Christmas up. The shops, restaurants, city decorations, and Christmas Lighted Boat Parade all gracefully exhibited the splendor of Christmas. Santa even arrived for a bite at the Lakeside Grill during breakfast. The food exceptional, the service on point, and warm homey décor filled this travelers void.
A stop at Garrard's before wetting our lines turned a quick pause for bait into a welcoming chat with new fishing friends. Garrard's is loaded! From our perspective, if Garrard's doesn't have it, you are likely not to need it.
Garrard's offers guide service, bait, fishing and hunting supplies turning a 6,000 square foot building into an outdoorsmen's paradise.
Morning coffee from the BP 1 Stop Express finds outdoor conversation and fast friendly service.
Choose from the selection at BP or grab a bite and a Joe from Dunkin' Donuts kiosk. The morning crew were very helpful, professional, and speedy.
Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park marks the memorial to the Second Seminole War. The battle Christmas Day in 1837 is reenacted annually on the last weekend in February. This park offers a free to use pavilion with restrooms on site and makes for a peaceful spot for a family picnic or workday lunch get-away.
The inviting hometown feel of Okeechobee envelops the senses. Little wonder the Seminole Indian words "Oki" and "Chubi" mean "Water" and "Big". Big water, big hospitality, and plentiful charm set Okeechobee apart as a Florida destination gem. We went to visit family and found friends around every corner.
Check out some upcoming Okeechobee Events Festival Net
Florida East Coast Surf Fshing
CU on the Beach!
Wallace and Stephanie Haile