Crossroads of South Florida
Rich black soil and the lake's vast waters make South Bay a haven for agriculture and recreation.
On the western edge of The Palm Beaches and near the southern banks of Lake Okeechobee, two major roads, Florida State Road 80 and U.S. 27, intersect in South Bay. This crossroad makes this small town an important jumping-off point for visiting the Florida Everglades and understanding the incredible local agriculture industry.
Vast sugar cane fields can been seen from either highway. Sugar is king around here, but it isn’t the only crop; watch for corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables throughout the year.
South Bay also serves as the perfect layover for visitors passing through or searching for an alternative to Florida's bustling ocean coastlines. The Lake O shoreline has a different kind of peaceful feeling to it. Sense it in the South Bay RV Campground. This setting provides habitat for many of Florida's native plants and animals, including many endangered species. The angler in you can access the Lake from the boat ramp located across the street from the campground. The huge lake is nationally renowned for its bass fishing, bird watching, and Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST).