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
$17,750
Okeechobee, FL
  • Length15'
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2001 Ranger Comanche 520 VX
2001 Ranger Comanche 520 VX
$31,150
Okeechobee, FL
  • Length21'
  • Width0'
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1956 Chris Craft Capri
1956 Chris Craft Capri
$35,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length19'
  • Width0'
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2008 Leopard 40
2008 Leopard 40
$290,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length39'
  • Width20'
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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
$72,300
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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2021 Aquasport 2300 CC
2021 Aquasport 2300 CC
$90,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length23'
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2005 Angler 204 FX Limited
2005 Angler 204 FX Limited
$33,350
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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1978 CAL 39 MkII
1978 CAL 39 MkII
$29,990
Indiantown, FL
  • Length39'
  • Width0'
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1982 Pearson 424 Cutter
1982 Pearson 424 Cutter
$52,000
Indiantown, FL
  • Length42'
  • Width0'
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1978 Hardin Voyager 466
1978 Hardin Voyager 466
$99,999
Indiantown, FL
  • Length46'
  • Width0'
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1988 Tiara 3300 Flybridge
1988 Tiara 3300 Flybridge
$24,900
Indiantown, FL
  • Length33'
  • Width0'
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2004 Donzi 40th Anniversary Edition 22
2004 Donzi 40th Anniversary Edition 22
$45,900
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length22'
  • Width0'
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2003 Chaparral 230ssi
2003 Chaparral 230ssi
$29,990
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length23'
  • Width0'
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2017 Hurricane SD 2200 OB
2017 Hurricane SD 2200 OB
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Lake Placid, FL
  • Length22'
  • Width0'
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2016 Scout 245 Dorado
2016 Scout 245 Dorado
$87,500
Lake Placid, FL
  • Length24'
  • Width0'
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2019 Stingray 204LR (OB)
2019 Stingray 204LR (OB)
$32,500
Lake Placid, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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