Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Run


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The 2018 edition of LOST, to be held on February 3,4 and will be run around the entire Lake. The Corps of Engineers is working large portions of the dike on the southern half so we can not do a complete loop without placing the runners on the roads but most of it is early in the race and in day light. We will start the same place as last year(where Rte 441 intersects 78) and run to the West, to Camp Okie-Tantie, then continue South, past Indian Prairie Canal, Harney Pond, and Lakeport, to Nicodemus Slough. At this point we run on the roads down to Canal Road and take it to 6th Street(just past the RR crossing). Turn right and head down to Route 27 and Moore Haven. Turn East(left turn), go over the HUGE bridge, preferably facing traffic, and follow Rte 27 to Rte 720(on your left) and take it to Uncle Joe’s Fish Camp(Turn into Uncle Joe’s is about 6 miles). at Uncle Joe’s you access the dike and follow it East to Clewiston where you will come off the dike. Here Jorge Soto and sons will have an aid station and Cuban coffee for your pleasure. Restrooms are located here. Follow the markings out of the rest area to S. Francisco Street then over to the Corps of Engineers access to the dike. While running the dike to South Bay you will encounter two construction areas where we will bring you off the dike, run about a 1/2 mile on the road, then up onto the dike again. You, now, start heading North and follow the dike until Paul Rardin Park. It is under construction so we will drop you off the dike onto a road that leads to a sidewalk. Turn left on the sidewalk(it doesn’t go right) and follow up to the Park, enter it then access the dike again just past the construction. Hopefully there will be no more reasons to drop off the dike until you get to Port Mayaca, where you come off the dike, go over the HUGE bridge, then return to the dike. Follow up to Nubbin Slough, where we drop off the dike and go on the road to Taylor’s Creek. Up on the dike and run the last two miles to the finish. Congratulations!

The Herbert Hoover dike goes around the entire lake and its height allows for excellent views and vistas. The trail has a number of access points,can be used year round and provides excellent opportunities for bird watching, fishing and photography. Drinking water is available on, or adjacent to the LOST.

When you sign up I will be sending emails with more information plus a crew guide(it is quite a different journey for them).

 

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