Lake Okeechobee is about 15 miles northwest down the US-441 South highway from Zana, where it is surrounded by waterways and overlooks the massive Lake Okeechobee. The Okeechobee KOA Resort provides locals and guests with the opportunity to camp, golf, play tennis, go swimming, workout, boat, bike, fish, hike or relax in the hot tub. Dogs that are well-behaved and kept on leash are allowed on the campgrounds and hiking trails. However, they are not permitted in any of the other areas of the resort. If you are visiting from out of town, the Okeechobee Resort is an excellent place to stay for individuals with dogs.
Whispering Pines is a quaint community that offers easy access in and out of the area from US-441 South, which is about 20 miles from Zana. Nearby Taylor Creek/Nubbins Slough is a huge land resource area that offers fun activities like biking, hiking, bird watching, and to watch the local wildlife; dogs that are kept on a tight leash are allowed to use the hiking trails and bask in the breathtaking scenery. Tin Fish, Brown Cow Sweetery, and Lightsey’s Seafood Restaurant are the dog-friendly restaurants in the area that permit pups to relax outside on their covered patio areas.
Stuart, Florida is a waterfront community about 30 miles from Zana that is literally surrounded by the St. Lucie River. This community provides residential areas, park access, and plenty of entertainment. Poppleton Creek Dog Park is a fun space where your pup can enjoy themselves off-leash in a safely gated environment that includes a separate area for small dogs, picnic tables and shade trees, and a lake for your pooch to swim in! Local Shepard’s Park, Memorial Park, and Sailfish Ballpark all provide sidewalks and open spaces that make any one of them an excellent place to take Fido for a walk or jog.