|As we still haven't actually seen Lake Okeechobee yet, we decide to drive down the east side of it. Just outside town we saw a sign to Lake Nature Trail and checked it out. There is a dyke around the lake, and there are locks for boats to get in and out, and places where they regulate the water levels in the lake. Around the top of the dyke is a trail for walking, biking, or horseback riding. We continued down the east side to Port Mayaca and again checked the dyke trail. A sign there told us that the trail runs all around the lake, about 110 miles, and that there are tenting campsites about every 10 miles along the way.