Details for Pahokee City Marina - Lake Okeechobee

Pahokee City Marina - Lake Okeechobee

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Average rating 1.8 stars from 12 reviews

Address 190 North Lake Way
Pahokee , FL 33476


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Ceasing operations as of January 29, 2012.


No markers from the lake - use charts.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 9

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Brand new in 2008.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.75/ft (2011-08-30)

Other price info: All wet slips are based on boat length or slip length, whichever is greater. All wet slips will be charged for utility fees.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp: $4.00
50 amp: $6.00 per cord

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - At slip.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: ValvTect 89-octane gasoline and ValvTect marine diesel from high speed pumps.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Do not currently have gas, but will in the near future.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Do not currently have diesel, but will in the near future.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Free











Yes - 3 blocks south.


Yes - 2 blocks south.





Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Bait

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Pahokee City Marina - Lake Okeechobee
People Nice; Would Definitely Come Back, 2017-04-13
Captain: , Hudson,FL (10)

Sorry this place has such poor reviews. It has so much to offer. Sunset was fabulous. People are all friendly and helpful. Nice pool, restaurant, fishing pier. Overall management is definitely lacking, need to dock yourself unless a nearby boater assists, but we would come back and we recommend the stop.

Any port in a storm, 2016-12-04
Captain: , Erie, PA (587)

We ended up coming back here when westbound as the Torry Island bridge was blocked by a giant tussock and the bridge operator didn't know when it would be open.

The marina is now run by the city of Pahokee and they don't have the money to keep it up. The marina harbor master's name is Richard, and his office is to the west of the marina itself, next door to the restaurant. The current charge is $1/ft + $5 for electric (50 amp only, at least on the end of the T docks). No credit cards, only cash or check. Water and power were fine although you wouldn't guess they would be just by looking at it. The docks are populated by birds in the off season as there are only eight other boats here beside us.

Richard tells us the campground fills up after the holidays with snow birds who bring their small boats down. He said the marina will be pretty much full at that time. You do get the use of the (unheated) pool. When the fish are biting the outer walls are crammed with fisherman. Nobody is fishing here now.

This could be a great facility.

Stopped here again on 12/3/16. There is a new dock master, Richard retired. The latest policy is cash or credit cards. Checks only for stays of a week or longer. ENE wind at 15 knots produced a bit of a roll in the basin although not uncomfortable. Stayed overnight on the end of a T, needed 120 feet of power cable to get to the first available working power pedestal. 130 volts at the boat. Restaurant has closed.

4-21-2016 it's ok "but", 2016-04-22
Captain: , Burns Harbor Indiana (881)

We had read previous reviews and agree with the concerns. We had east winds so getting in and out of the marina was fine but in a North wind of 15 or more I would not try it. It is a skinny entrance and going out requires a sharp turn. The only docks with electricity were the three furthest from the entrance. The gal in the office we called told us to take any slip at A,B, or C dock but there are no signs facing out to tell you which is which. Our beam is 14.3 so we docked on the long dock rather than squeeze between the poles. It could be a very nice Marina, floating docks, pump out at the docks, restaurant, pool, tiki bar BUT it is not well maintained. Bird poop residue abounds on the dock. We had to kill the wasps in the stantion before hooking up electricity. Even with the issues, we enjoyed the view of the lake, and a beautiful sunset.

Pahokee Marina ekk!, 2016-02-07
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

I have very mixed feelings about this marina.
It is done first class, docks, sturctures, electric, but the location is terrible!
It was extremly rough in the marina, even with the prison like sea walls that do not work, waves bounce back and forth all thru the marina.
Walkable to food, hardware, .sorta Would not recomend going to town alone or at nite.Marina seemed safe enough
nice new 12 ft deep floating docks! new facillity, .
New shower bldg, and nice new fancy pool. Laundry a bit of a walk.
Did not like the tall concrete wall around the marina, felt like jail for boaters. You had NO views of the lake
there are over 100 slips and only 5 boats here.
I can't recomend staying here, except out of covienence. I don't see my self comming back, but it is cheap.
I got a slip for $11.15 but I think that was a mistake. Too bad this is off the beaten path at such a terrible location , Pahokee

Do NOT seek shelter here!!, 2016-02-07
Captain: , Fort Pierce City Marina, FL (460)

This is a VERY dangerous marina in high northerly winds! We spent 2 nights here trying to get shelter from a strong cold front, 20 to 35kt winds. The marina has good floating docks but was poorly designed. The narrow entrance funnels the waves into the enclosed marina where it is magnified and creates large, dangerous waves. Unfortunately, when the winds pick up, you cannot leave! It's way too dangerous at the entrance.

We have a heavy, 54' Offshore cruiser that was rocking nearly gunwale to gunwale all night one night! We were 1 of 2 boats who tried to find shelter here. The few other boats here are locals. It was like being in the twilight zone.

A few hours before the front hit, one of the local boaters strongly encouraged us to relocate to where we could totally tie the boat in the middle of 2 slips so we would not be near anything. That way, when we started rolling, we wouldn't destroy the boat. It's a good thing we did.

The other bad thing about the marina is that it is now owned by the city and it is not being maintained. An unbelievable amount of bird poop and bones on everything, no gates that lock, no dock manager, no security, only 1 restroom that didn't have any soap. Generally, not much of anything.

Though the docks were floating and well built, the army corps of engineers really made a mistake in the design. Had we known what we know now, we would have found someplace else to go. Anchoring in the lake would have actually been safer and more comfortable!

The marina manager did comp us the 2nd night. However, once we were tied up, we were so far away from the dock and the wind was so strong that we couldn't get off the boat even if we wanted to. No one from the marina ever did show up to check on us or anyone else. They really don't care.

The marina would be OK in settled weather if you can stand the bird stink and don't mind the lack of security.

Stuck in Pehokee, 2015-12-20
Captain: , Point Edward (459)

The bridge was not passable on Dec 11th and daylight was running out, so we ended up here for a night. It is as bad as previously described re birds, rocking, no assistance. We would have been better off anchoring somewhere....anywhere.

Sadly decrepit, 2015-05-07
Captain: , Marathon, FL (458)

We had heard that the Harvey organization has decided not to renovate and run this facility. I think that is probably a good decision. There is not much positive about this place. We wanted to check it out, but it is not a place we will be back to visit.

Sad waste of federal money, 2015-04-30
Captain: , St. Ignace, Michigan (236)

There are maybe 7 boats here tonight, with no one here to help despite being told they would be here til 5 pm. This facility is suffereing from no maintenance...and they spent over 10 million in 2009...just sad...a local stopped by to warn me that inside the marinal can get rougher than outside due to screw ups by the corp of engineers! He was wearing their baseball cap but not sure true...but did notice lack of use of eastern docks, and we did rock pretty bad all night despite concrete brealwall...somethings definitely wieird about this place...also just read that Harvey organization just decided not to take over the marina...just be aware...oh, an zero help from anyone on docking...or anything else...

Locals up all night with kids in diapers drinking .40's fishing from jetty, 2014-10-30
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (60)

The marina facility is excellent, great condition since the rebuild. Some coment about rough water - didnt bother me during my couple month stay. The issue is the multi million dollar maria sits adjacent to one of the poorest towns in Florida. There is a lot of thug looking individuals who give shifty eyes to nicely dressed people who shop at the one grocery store in town where they make you pay for your bags. There are anywhere from a couple dozen to hundreds of local people fishing off the seawall/jetty surounding the marina 24/7, even by the docks where it is prohibited, so there is absolutely no privacy, and an inventory taken of all items comining on or off your boat by some shady looking folks. Would not let my daughter to the bathroom unattended as it is outside the locked gates of the docks even though it is also locked. Wouldnt let my wife in town alone to shop, either. Pool seems to have local non members there often and as a former pool chemist, I don't recommend opening your eyes or mouth underwater. Restaraunt is OK, staff is OK. If this marina was on the north end of the lake it would get 4 stars, unfortunately the 'element' of pahokee makes this not one I recommend more than a few nights stay. Lake O is fantastic for sailing, and this is the only deep water marina on the lake that can withstand the miami water district discharges lowering the lake level below 13 feet.

Be ready to buy new lines and repair gelcoat..., 2013-06-13
Captain: , Lake Okeechobee (10)

I've had my boat in this marina for 8 months, and I'm moving it out this weekend - permanently. The poorly-designed entrance actually amplifies the wave action whenever there's a north wind on the lake (which is almost always) ... which sets all the boats rocking and rolling. I've broken 15 to 20 mooring lines since my boat's been there, and after Hurricane Sandy passed by, my boat broke free and laid up on the dock and dock ladder, causing severe damage to the gelcoat on my starboard side. The people are nice there, but I second the recommendation that you shouldn't go into town alone at night; it's sketchy. The pool is great and the new restaurant should be incredible, but the new owner isn't going to do much about the marina. Sadly, I can't recommend that anyone keep a boat there.

Storm Protection, 2012-01-10
Captain: , Jacksonville, Fl (525)

Due to the poor design of the entrance, if there is rough water on the lake then there is rough water in the basin. A 45 degree wall at the end of the entrance reflects wave action into the basin.

Lake Okeechobee Outpost Marina, 2010-01-08
Captain: , Naples, Fl. (74)

My wife and I trailered our 22 ' C-Dory to LOO on the first day of the new year 2010 and our boat remained on the trailer for the entire weekend due to high winds..rough chop on the lake and cold. The Marina is still a work in progress. They have brand new fuel pump (still wrapped in shipping plastic) and the ships store wasn't opened yet. The campground office and lounge were open but were very scant on supplies. We had rented a cabin (2 person) and all was clean and well stocked. We took day trips to surrounding areas from Indiantown Marina and Clewiston's Roland Martins Marina. The LOO marina is surrounded by a breakwater and fishing pier. How the break water is suppose to work, I am at a lost, because it was as rough inside the marina as it was on the outside. Only a few boats were tied up there..and they rocked and rolled. I would not have wanted to be overnighting on my boat in the marina. At this point in time I would recomand staying at Roland Martins (inside from the rim canal) or at Indiantown Marina.

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