Gateway Community: Okeechobee

A friendly medium-sized town just North of Lake Okeechobee

Access

  • Here the Florida Trail merges from each side of Lake Okeechobee, making it a great stop for a big resupply before carrying on.
  • Map included below.

Population

  •  5,725

Grocery

  • ALDI. (330 S Parrott Ave.), (855)955-2534. For more information, visit our website.
  • Publix. (3551 US-441.), (863)763-3500. For more information, visit our website.

Laundry

  • Washmart Coin Laundry. (1020 NW Park St.), (863)357-1507. For more information, visit their website

Food

  • Tin Fish of Okeechobee Restaurant. Florida Trail hikers receive free fountain drinks and 25% off their meal. (301 N Parrott Ave.), (863)357-0722.  For a complete menu, visit their website
  • Parrot Island Grill. (1001 S. Parrot Ave.), (863)-357-1619. For a complete menu, visit their Facebook page.
  • Brown Cow Sweetery. (103 SW Park St.), (863) 357-3357. For a complete menu, visit their Facebook page.
  • Nutmegs Cafe. (515 SW Park St.), (863) 763-2233. For a complete menu, visit their website
  • Kahootz Drafthouse. (702 NW Park St.), (863) 357-6101. For a complete menu, visit their Facebook page
  • Cowboys Bar-B-Q & Steak Co. (202 NE 7th Ave.), (863)467-1104. For a complete menu, visit their website
  • Serenity Coffee Shop. (601 SW Park St.), (863)824-2287. For a complete menu, visit their Facebook page
  • The Speckled Perch. (105 US-98.), (863)763-9983.  For a complete menu, visit their Facebook page.

Pharmacy

  • Walgreens. (100 NW Park St.), (863)357-1754. For more information, visit their website

Activities

  • Okeechobee County Public Library. (206 SW 16th St.), (863)763-3536. For more information, visit their website
  • Wildwood Yoga & Wellness. (2827 SW 3rd Terrace) Do you love to hike and are looking for simple ways to stay healthy, reduce stress on your body and prevent injury?  Try yoga!  Please check website for details of times and class types.  www.WWYogaWellness.com  $8 for hikers! You can pay virtually via Venmo, PayPal, CashApp, Zelle and cash/check. No credit cards are accepted at this time.

Gear & Shops

  • The Country Boutique. Florida Trail hikers will receive 15% off any purchase over $25. (102 SW 3rd Ave.), (863)357-0211. For more information, visit their Facebook page
  • Rustic Style Furniture, Home Decor, & Gift Shop. Florida Trail hikers will receive 10% off store-wide, and a free gift when the Okeechobee passport stamp is shown. (505 NE Park St.), (863)532-9096. For more information, visit their Facebook page
  • Brennan Eye Care. Florida Trail hikers will receive a free eye-glasses repair and 20% off purchase of sunglasses (some exclusions may apply). (710 S Parrott Ave.), (863)467-0595. For more information, visit their website
  • Okeechobee Army Surplus. (420 NR Park Street), (863)763-6321. Stop in and check out all the items for hikers: tents, rope, water purification tabs, MRE’s, backpacks, camo clothing and more.  10% off for Hikers.

Lodging

  • Log Harbor Condominium Association. Florida Trail hikers will receive 50% off 1 day to 1 week log cabin rentals (depending on availability). (8390 US Hwy 441 SE), (863) 484-8991.
  • Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lake Okeechobee. Florida Trail hikers will receive 15% off the best available rate (please call hotel for information.), (2200 US-441.), (863)623-4704. For more information, please visit their website
  • Flamingo Motel. (4101 US-441.), (863)763-6100. For more information, visit their website

Camping

  • Okeechobee Resort KOA. Florida Trail hikers will receive a 15% camping discount on tent sites and camping cabins. (4276 US Highway 441 South.), (863)763-0531. For more information, visit their website

Post Office

  • United States Post Office. (1000 FL-70 E.), (800)275-8777. Open: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm.

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