Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Okeechobee Marina and RV Park

Okeechobee Lake, in Southern Florida, is the second largest freshwater lake in the continental US and covers 750 square miles. Its greatest depth is 14 feet. There are lots of winter residents from all across the Eastern US and Canada in this area and most of them come for the fishing and boating. Dean and I stayed 3 nights at Okeechobee Marina and RV Park and had a delightful time. The night we pulled in there was a fish fry and the local residents invited us to join them. It was really nice since it was very hot and we did not want to heat up the motorhome. The next day we did a bike ride in the little town of Moore Haven along the canal. In the afternoon the owners of the park invited us to a hamburger/hotdog cookout. It was an appreciation dinner for the residents before they all took off for the summer. On Saturday morning they had their weekly all you can eat breakfast for $5 so we joined in on that too. The new owners – Chick and Hugo – are really trying hard to make the RV Park too notch and we lucked out in staying there at the right time. I think they are doing a wonderful job and would recommend this park to anyone in the area. There were alligators in the canal along side of the park, which come swimming over to the fish cleaning hut when the doors slam. Seems the fishermen after cleaning their fish, throw the remains into the canal. Those alligators are getting a free meal. We saw three in one afternoon.

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