Introduction to Okeechobee, Florida
Okeechobee, Florida, in Okeechobee county, is 29 miles W of Port St. Lucie, Florida and 109 miles N of Miami, Florida.The city is considered part of the Orlando metropolitan area. Okeechobee’s population is 5,376.
The name of the city is derived from the Muskogean word for big water. Lake Okeechobee, commonly referred to as The Lake or The Big O, is located in Okeechobee County, which was formed in 1917.
Okeechobee and nearby Attractions
- Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum
- Zora Neale Hurston House
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
- Okee-Tantie Recreation Area
Things To Do In Okeechobee
The Burt Reynolds Museum is nearby. Local golf courses include the Okeechobee Golf Course and the Blue Heron Golf & Country Club. Tours and cruises are available on and around Lake Okeechobee. The Lion Country Safari is a popular spot among children.
Palm Beach International is the nearest major airport.
Okeechobee Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the Indian River Community College, the Florida Institute of Technology, Palm Beach Atlantic College, Palm Beach Community College and Brevard Community College.