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
$18,750
Okeechobee, FL
  • Length15'
  • Width0'
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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
$43,850
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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2018 Sylvan Mirage 8520 Fish 4.0
2018 Sylvan Mirage 8520 Fish 4.0
$24,500
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width8'
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2009 Doral INTRIGUE
2009 Doral INTRIGUE
$160,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length33'
  • Width0'
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2004 Bluewater 2550
2004 Bluewater 2550
$50,000
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length29'
  • Width0'
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1970 Columbia 36
1970 Columbia 36
$13,250
Indiantown, FL
  • Length36'
  • 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
$63,400
Indiantown, FL
  • Length42'
  • Width0'
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1972 Hatteras 43 Double Cabin
1972 Hatteras 43 Double Cabin
$52,000
Indiantown, FL
  • Length43'
  • Width0'
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1999 Cobia 174 CC
1999 Cobia 174 CC
$8,999
Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Length17'
  • Width0'
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2014 Sea Fox 286 Commander
2014 Sea Fox 286 Commander
$125,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length28'
  • Width9'
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2008 Ebbtide 2640 Z Trak
2008 Ebbtide 2640 Z Trak
$32,500
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length26'
  • Width0'
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2011 Regal 2565 Window Express
2011 Regal 2565 Window Express
$70,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length25'
  • Width0'
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2020 Eastward Horizon 3000
2020 Eastward Horizon 3000
$235,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length30'
  • Width0'
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1983 Ocean Yachts 46 Super Sport
1983 Ocean Yachts 46 Super Sport
$122,500
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length46'
  • Width0'
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1985 Little Harbor 44 Aft Cabin
1985 Little Harbor 44 Aft Cabin
$295,000
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length44'
  • Width0'
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1978 Mako 26'
1978 Mako 26'
$44,400
Fort Pierce, FL
  • Length26'
  • Width0'
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2021 Stingray 206CC
2021 Stingray 206CC
$60,000
Vero Beach, FL
  • Length20'
  • Width0'
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