We recently completed our annual Memorial Day weekend visit to this KOA campground that is so much more than just a campground. All sites are concrete drives, with plenty of grass between. The best sites back up to the 9-hole golf course, and provide a great start to the day with a beautiful sunrise and lots of bird and wildlife watching. During the day, we partake in the numerous fun family activities in and around the large family pool, or cookouts and live music around the adult pool. Putt-putt is available, as are outdoor billiards, a nice playground, a dog park, a small indoor arcade, and the usual campground facilities. Those that cost a few bucks literally only cost a few, and many of them are fund raisers for charity. The kids are entertained all day, riding bikes, playing putt-putt, hitting the driving range, playing or fishing with new friends...when they're not in the swimming pool of course. As the sun goes down, new neighbors gather around fire pits and roast hot dogs and make smores, and the local bar near the adult pool is open for business until around 11pm with great drinks, fun locals, and often local live music. We haven't been to many places friendlier. Cabins are also available to rent, although we camped here in a motorhome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The largest KOA, Okeechobee teems with fun-filled amenities for families and entire rallies. This tropical vacation resort features its own palm-fringed 9-hole golf course, driving range and putting green. Play tennis on four courts. Flex your muscles at the fitness center or soak in a pool: one for families, another for kids and a third for adults only. Fishing on Lake Okeechobee is a lure--and so is the kampground's social calendar filled with parades, parties and music events. Join in a Full Moon Bike Ride. Enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities, free Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas decorating contest. Swap fish stories over a cold one or enjoy live weekend entertainment at the Shanty Lounge. Golf cart rentals now available. Every day is special in paradise. ... more less