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Property Type: Hunting & Recreation, Land Investment, Ranch
Location: 11124 NE 224th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Welcome to Smith Ranch
Smith Ranch is prime property located in Florida’s cattle country that’s just a short drive from Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, and the Treasure Coast.
Smith Ranch boasts more than 8,700 total acres of ranchland and is currently operating as a successful cow/calf operation.
Currently, there are 4,873 acres of improved and native pasture, and about 3,500 acres of wooded pasture. Other potential sources of income include hay farming, sod, and hunting leases.
Exotic Game, Hunting, Wildlife
In addition to the cattle operation, hunters and recreational enthusiasts will appreciate what Smith Ranch offers to them. The north end of the ranch, with its beautiful scattered hardwood hammocks and Cypress wetlands, helps support populations of wild game typical to Florida, including White Tail deer and turkey. Even more attractive is the 2,000 +/- acre high-fenced section of the property that provides habitat for exotic game species, such as Red Stag, Axis, and Sika deer.
Improvements at Smith Ranch are numerous and reveal very good care and maintenance, including perimeter fencing and cross fencing, interior roads, drainage ditches, culverts, cow pens and wells. Structures include eight general storage and pole barns, two mobile homes, five tenant houses, and a well-constructed, three-bedroom, two-bath residence built directly above one of the barns.
Access to the property is also a benefit. On its south border, Smith Ranch enjoys one mile of road frontage on SR 70 and on its north end, 1.5 miles of frontage on SR 68. The property’s location also places it in both Saint Lucie and Okeechobee Counties, and the town of Okeechobee is a quick 15 minute drive to the southwest.
With its large acreage, good access, excellent infrastructure, natural beauty, and wild game, Smith Ranch’s qualities are a fit for a broad range of landowners – whether investor, cattleman, or recreationalist!
Description: Soil Types: Predominately Floridana, Riveria, Placid, Riviera, Myakka, Immokalee, Basinger, Parkwood, and Wabasso Grass Types: Bahia, Limpograss (Hemarthria) Land Cover: Mostly upland improved pasture - 554 acres, upland wooded pastures - 266 acres, wetland mixed hardwoods - 291 acres, wetland freshwater marshes - 122 acres, wetland bay swamps - 113 acres, wetland Cabbage Palm - 104 acres
Driving Directions: • North gate from I- 95 and SR 68 in Fort Pierce, go west on SR 68 for 19.8 miles to gate • North gate from US 441 and SR 68 between Okeechobee and Fort Drum, go east on SR 68 for 5.7 miles to gate