Pahokee, Fl

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About Pahokee, Florida

Pahokee is a small city located in Palm Beach County, Florida, along the east shore of the famous Lake Okeechobee. The city of Pahokee is mostly known for its outdoor activities and small-town charm. Pahokee, Fl is located on the western edge of The Palm Beaches where things are a lot different than on the East coast beach towns. The farming communities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay together are known as The Glades and form a major agricultural hub.

Pahokee City was named from the Seminole word “Pahokee” which means ‘grassy waters’ in the Creek language. The local community refers to Pahokee as “The Muck”, signifying the mineral-rich dark soil that sugar cane, citrus, and corn are grown. The city of Pahokee was founded after part of the Florida Everglades was drained in the early 20th century. Pahokee was incorporated as a city by the Municipal Government in March 1922. Pahokee City is now referred to as “The Grassy Water Gateway” of Palm Beach County.

The city of Pahokee is about an hour’s drive from Jupiter, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, and other southern Atlantic coast towns of The Palm Beaches. Pahokee is the only city that has direct access to Lake Okeechobee. Pahokee Fl is an ideal destination for tourists from around the world, fishers, and environmentalists.

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Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee is Florida’s largest freshwater lake and a world-famous bass fishing fishery. The city of Pahokee is right along the east coast of Lake Okeechobee, about 15 minutes from Belle Glade. The lake covers a total of 730 square miles and is nicknamed “Florida’s Inland Sea.” Despite being an extremely large fishery, it rarely reaches depths over 9 feet. Lake Okeechobee is loaded with trophy largemouth bass and panfish all year. Many creeks, rivers, and tributaries feed into Okeechobee, along with an incredibly scenic trail running 110 miles around it.

Trophy Bass in Pahokee Fl

Bass fishing on Okechobee is some of the best freshwater fishing to experience in the United States. Largemouth bass inhabits almost every corner of Okeechobee, giving it the reputation as an iconic Bass fishery. Bass fishing is great here all year, but spawning season is your best chance at catching giant bass. Spawning can happen as early as late November and run into early June. The lake record for the largest bass caught here is 15 pounds and 5 ounces. Wild shiners are the most popular way to catch large trophy bass on Okeechobee.

Crappie Fishing

Black Crappie, also known as Speckled Perch, fall under the panfish family and are abundant here in the Pahokee Fl area. Crappie is delicious and relatively easy to catch, making a crappie fishing charter perfect for kids. Okeechobee is the best place to catch a large number of crappie in one fishing trip. Crappie tends to stay in shallow, calm waters with plenty of vegetation, making Okeechobee an ideal habitat for them. Anglers can catch crappie throughout the year, but winter is the best time. Live minnows are usually the go-to method of fishing for crappie here.

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The rich sense of place fosters a deep connection to this town and lake. Its inhabitant results in dramatic fashion each time we visit.
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Pahokee Fishing Trips

Pahokee fishing charters are most known for the chance at catching a huge Florida trophy bass. Other popular species caught during a Pahokee, Fl fishing trip on Lake Okeechobee are crappie and bluegill. Your professional Pahokee fishing guide has in-depth knowledge of the area and knows the best spots holding fish. The city of Pahokee is the perfect place to access the waters of Lake Okeechobee and is within close distance to many significant places along the Atlantic. Taking a fishing charter on Florida’s largest freshwater fishery fills you with a scene of tranquility while getting to explore Florida’s stunning nature.

Explore Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County stretches into Florida’s rural center from the Atlantic coast and includes the Everglades’ northern edge. Palm Beach County, Fl has everything to offer, from tropical sandy beaches to rural Old-Florida areas, such as the city of Pahokee. Palm Beach County is full of cultural tours, Wildlife Areas, Art Galleries, and private fishing trips. The most popular activities Palm Beach County offers on the famous Lake Okeechobee near the city of Pahokee are airboat rides, bass fishing, and wildlife tours for snapping pictures of Florida alligators and endangered birds.

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Things To Do

Pahokee, Florida, has many things to do and explore, along with several popular events around Palm Beach County. Pahokee is a great place to take a fishing trip, a boat tour, and a hike. A few popular attractions near Pahokee, Florida, are Dupuis Nature Center, Jupiter Inlet, and Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Notable events in Palm Beach County, Florida include the South Florida Fair, the Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Festival, Flavor Palm Beach, and Oktoberfest.

Pahokee, Florida Marina

The Pahokee Campground and Marina is a 125-site campground in the city of Pahokee. It’s the perfect location for visitors and residents to see the lake and explore nature. At Pahokee Marina, you can hike on the rim of Lake Okeechobee, fish, bird watch, and more. The marina has unobstructed views of the beautiful grassy waters of Okeechobee. The Pahokee campground offers full tent and RV hookups along the lake.

State Park

The State Park is a hidden gem in Pahokee located close to downtown and located on Lake Okeechobee’s east side. Pahokee State Park features numerous campsites and Okeechobee lake access for anglers to fish from land. Amenities nearby include a boat ramp, marina, and dining options. Pahokee State Park is the perfect spot for families to explore the scenic lake.

Lion Country Safari

Pahokee, Florida, is only 30 minutes from Lion Country Safari, a drive-thru safari park. The Safari park also has a walk-through amusement park covering 600 acres in Loxahatchee in Palm Beach County. This spot claims to be the first ‘cageless zoo’ for the general population to explore safely.


Riverbend is located in the city of Jupiter and is another excellent way to experience Old Florida vibes. Explore the waters by kayaking through the Loxahatchee River on Florida’s first nationally designed scenic river, where you can see some otters, deer, and bald eagles in the area.

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