Florida National Scenic Trail
You can get to the Lake Okeechobee East section via several access points (Refer to the map). From Stuart the quickest route is to drive west on SR 76 to Port Mayaca. At the intersection of SR 76 and US 98/441, turn north onto US 98/441 and drive over the bridge. At the north end of the bridge, turn right onto the lock access road. There are parking areas along the waterway. If you are coming from Okeechobee, simply drive south to the public boat ramp at the junction of US 98/441 and SR 78.
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This section of trail goes along on the dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. From the top of the dike you get excellent views of the lake where you may see many types of bird life and possibly alligators. Be sure and bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat as the trail is completely without shade.