Existing in three segments between the Gulf Coast and the northern tip of Lake Okeechobee, Florida State Road 78 travels just over 72 miles through Lee, Glades and Okeechobee counties. Its westernmost segment stretches 18.9 miles from Lee County Road 765 (Burnt Store Road) and Lee County 884 (Veterans Parkway) in western Cape Coral to North Fort Myers and SR 31 just north of the Caloosahatchee River. A second SR 78 picks back up in Glades County at an intersection with SR 29 north of La Belle and shoots east 14.8 miles to Ortona and U.S. 27. The final segment of SR 78 stems north from U.S. 27 immediately west of Moore Haven and follows the western shores of the Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee 34.2 miles to its terminus with U.S. 98 & 441 just south of the town of Okeechobee.
Two former segments of State Road 78 are county-maintained routes within Lee and Hendry counties. One segment of CR 78 continues from the western terminus of SR 78 in Cape Coral 5.5 miles to Matlacha and Pine Island while another CR 78 section extends east from SR 31 toward Alva and into Hendry County. Paralleling the Caloosahatchee River, Hendry County Road 78 continues eastward toward La Belle and SR 29.
Florida State Road 78 Guides
Page Updated 08-03-2014.