Indian River County High Point Trip Report

Date: February 5, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell

The HP of Indian River County lies in the northwestern of the two southwestern corners of the county. (This may sound confusing, but if you look at a county outline map of Florida you'll see what I mean.) This area of 70+ elevation is about a third of a mile from west to east at the county line, and about a quarter mile from south to north at the west county line. It is an area of scrub growth and appears to the eye to be quite flat.

From the intersection of US 441 and FL 60 just west of the intersection of the latter with Florida's Turnpike (FL 91), go south on 441 for about 4 miles to the Okeechobee County line. Turn left (east) right at the county line onto a dirt road. On your left will be Osceola County, with Okeechobee on your right. The land on the left is posted, but in about 500 feet you will come to the (unmarked) corner of Indian River County.

From this point, the land on the left, in Indian River County, is not posted; probably land ownership changed at the county line. Continue on the dirt road another quarter mile to where there is a new house on the right (south), not shown on the topo, in Okeechobee Co. On the left is the driveway that is shown on the topo.

I pulled into the driveway and drove down to where the house was, but it is no longer there. There was a wide area to turn around and a place back near the dirt road where I pulled off the driveway. I spent a good 20 minutes wandering over this area but it all looked about equally flat to me. Where the driveway intersects the dirt road the topo shows a spot elevation of 74, only one foot lower than the next higher contour. This may actually be the HP. Further down the dirt road to the east are some high areas on the north side of the road, but these may not be natural. I did the best I could.