Ride to Cherry Pocket + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Leaving from Vero Beach, Fl. head west on SR60 riding toward Lake Wales, Fl. Pass through Yeehaw Junction (actual name!) From here the road is a 2-lane highway with 3 passings zones on each side. This continues another 25 miles. The road will open up again to a 4-lane divided highway before Lake Wales. Begin to take note of signs on the right hand side of the highway. There are no road numbers but you will turn right on BOY SCOUT CAMP RD/Kissimee State Park. Follow this until the stop sign and turn left. This is Mammoth Grove Rd. Continue on Mammoth Grove Rd. turning right at the next stop sign, still Mammoth Grove Rd. Turn right at the next stop sign - 17A/Masterpiece Rd. and another right turn onto TimberLake Rd. This pretty little road goes through a residential commmunity on the shores of Lake Pierce. At Canoe Creek Rd.(stop sign) another right turn and approx. 1mile on the right turn in to Cherry Pocket Fish Camp!
The road west out of Vero Beach is flat and straight but fast until you go through Yeehaw Jct. After turning onto Boy Scout Camp Rd. you will have some rolling "hills" and lots of citrus groves and many lakes. Mammoth Grove Rd. has lots of twisties - really - but watch out for sand in the turns. Again lots of citrus groves until you approach 17A. Off in the distance you can see Bok Tower. The road along Lake Pierce is scenic and twisty - but also residential speed signs are in place. Destination Cherry Pocket Fish Camp has awesome food and music on the weekend. Seaplane rides are also available.
The roads are in great condition since we don't have winter maintenance. Sand in the curves is always a hazard.
Once you leave SR60 onto BoyScout Camp Rd. there are no gas stations or facilities. It is basically a farm road. However, Kissimmee State Park is a great place to pull in and enjoy the beauty of Lake Kissimmee that flows south into Lake Okeechobee.
This is a favorite lunch destination for many of our riding group. To extend the ride, we often head south on US 17/Scenic Highway toward Sebring, Fl. It's a lovely ride with lake vistas, hills and more citrus groves along Florida's Ridge.
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