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Okeeheelee Park

Okeeheelee Park covers 900 acres west of West Palm Beach, adjacent to the Florida Turnpike. At Okeeheelee Park, you'll find something for the whole family - from golf to tennis, nature trails through the pine flatwood habitat, the Okeeheelee Nature Center and gift shop, picnic areas with tables and grills, playgrounds, sports fields, and miles of winding paved pathways for biking or skating. Over 150 acres are filled by lakes for fishing, water skiing, and kayak, canoe, and paddleboat rentals. There is even an area reserved for operation of radio control boats. Bring your dog along for a romp at the wonderful Pooch Pines Dog Park, with separate fenced sections for both large dogs and small dogs. Admission to Okeeheelee Park is free! This park can be hot in the summer months, it has a lot of new tree growth and not yet a lot of shaded canopy.

The golf course offers 27 holes and a pro shop.

Okeeheelee Nature Center has a Braille Trail for the education and enjoyment of the visually impaired.

A little-known aspect of Okeeheelee Park is its bass fishing. Okeeheelee Park is one of only four Fish Management Areas in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's south region. The 157 acre lake at Okeeheelee Park receives supplimentary stocking and feeding, when necessary, and it also has an aeration system and fish attractors. Fishing for largemouth bass is good and there is excellent shoreline access, although anglers should expect light-tackle catches averaging less than 12 inches. Gasoline motors cannot be used and black bass must be released. Here is the FWC brochure for Lake Okeeheelee.

The brand new Jim Brandon Equestrian Center is located directly across the street from Okeeheelee Park.

Location:

7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach FL 33415
561-233-1400
900 acres

Web site:

www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/locations/central/okeeheelee.htm


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