Saturday, March 27, 2010

Silver Palms RV Park and Lake Okeechobee

We have enjoyed our short stay at Silver Palms RV Park in Okeechobee, FL and found it to be a beautiful park. This is the first year it is open and the sites are very well laid out and beautiful.

This is a great place to walk around one of the beautiful lakes. Sunset is always a beautiful time and southern Florida is known for wonderful sunsets as you can see here.

We spent some fun time walking around the Lake Okeechobee waterfront were we saw this very cool airboat. Powered by a V8 engine, this one will almost fly! This is a very active area for fishing and boating since Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake totally enclosed in one state. Almost 35 miles across, this lake is huge!

After looking around the boat launch area, we decided to go to Lightsey's for some great seafood. Located right on the lakefront, this is an Okeechobee institution.

Rick wished he could catch a bass this big! Orinda was impressed, but didn't think this was the kind of seafood she had in mind.

They had a great menu -- and Rick suggested that she try the Okeechobee Sampler. Orinda decided that the crawls or hops part of the description above was probably not for her, so we got the seafood platter which was wonderful.

1 comment:

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Glad you enjoyed the restaurant, we ate there while staying at South Bay County Park last year. We were very surprised when they informed us that they had no fresh fish!