Lake Okeechobee is
located in Florida.

Situated in the Southeastern part of Florida, Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the State, and is sometimes referred to as Florida's inland sea. The lake covers over 730 square miles and is connected to both of Florida’s coasts through the Okeechobee waterways. The lake is exceptionally shallow for its size with an average depth of only 9 feet.

 

The History of Lake Okeechobee.

When ocean waters receded over 6,000 years ago, water was left in the shallow depression which became the lake bed. The earliest recorded people to have lived around the lake were the “Calusa people” around the 16th century, and, after a number of settlers over the years, the land was eventually bought by Hamilton Disston in 1881. Dredging and draining the lake and surrounding areas encouraged farmers to cultivate the land and communities were developed. The fertile land was challenging to farm because of the muddy muck and by the 1960s, all of these settlements were abandoned.

The lake is contained by the Herbert Hoover Dike, built in 1928 and later the Okeechobee waterway was built in 1937 by the Army Corps of Engineers after two hurricanes destroyed the area.

Discover Boats for Sale in Lake Okeechobee

As a popular boat marketplace around Lake Okeechobee, we
have something for everyone!

2000 AB Inflatables 450 VST
2000 AB Inflatables 450 VST
$15,750
Okeechobee, FL
  • Length15'
  • Width0'
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2016 Nautic Star 20xs
2016 Nautic Star 20xs
$38,900
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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1956 Chris Craft Capri
1956 Chris Craft Capri
$35,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length19'
  • Width0'
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1987 Ocean Alexander 54 CPMY
1987 Ocean Alexander 54 CPMY
$98,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length54'
  • Width15'
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1965 Burger Cockpit Motor Yacht
1965 Burger Cockpit Motor Yacht
$550,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length78'
  • Width16'
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2009 Doral INTRIGUE
2009 Doral INTRIGUE
$160,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length33'
  • Width0'
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2018 Sea Pro 239 Deep V
2018 Sea Pro 239 Deep V
$89,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length23'
  • Width0'
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1992 Formula 292 SR1
1992 Formula 292 SR1
$39,900
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length29'
  • Width0'
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1985 Ponderosa Sundeck 35
1985 Ponderosa Sundeck 35
$53,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length35'
  • Width0'
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1996 Offshore 22CC
1996 Offshore 22CC
$17,777
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length22'
  • Width0'
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2022 Aquasport 2300 CC
2022 Aquasport 2300 CC
$97,300
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length23'
  • Width0'
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2021 Aquasport 2300 CC
2021 Aquasport 2300 CC
$82,500
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length23'
  • Width0'
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2008 Sea Ray 185 Sport
2008 Sea Ray 185 Sport
$28,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length19'
  • Width0'
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1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
1996 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
$35,600
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length25'
  • Width0'
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2017 Sundance F17CCR
2017 Sundance F17CCR
$12,000
Indiantown, FL
  • Length16'
  • Width6'
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1978 Pearson 323
1978 Pearson 323
$29,900
Indiantown, FL
  • Length32'
  • Width10'
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2003 Chaparral 230 ssi
2003 Chaparral 230 ssi
$29,990
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length23'
  • Width0'
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2019 Stingray 204LR (OB)
2019 Stingray 204LR (OB)
$32,500
Lake Placid, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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2013 Wellcraft Fisherman 180
2013 Wellcraft Fisherman 180
$28,000
Lake Placid, FL
  • Length18'
  • Width0'
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2018 Scout 210 Dorado
2018 Scout 210 Dorado
$34,500
Lake Placid, FL
  • Length21'
  • Width0'
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