Bass Pro May Build ‘World Class’ Fishing Resort

Aerial view of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina in South Florida. Lake Okeechobee is visible at top of photo.

The Okeechobee County (Fla.) Commission voted unanimously at their Jan. 11 meeting to go forward with signing the contract with Bass Pro for the Okee-Tantie campground.

After months of back and forth with attorneys for Bass Pro and the county working on the contract, it is finally ready to sign, according to the Okeechobee News.

Bass Pro, along with Guy Harvey Outpost, submitted plans last May for the campground that has been closed since 2012, according to a May story. The county will maintain ownership of the marina and the area near State Road 78, which includes the building that formerly housed Lightsey’s Restaurant. The county will also maintain ownership of an area on the east side of the property, which would be used for launching airboats.

After selecting Bass Pro the county has been negotiating contract details. In December, the commission discussed the $300,000 deposit Bass Pro is to give the county at signing, with the remainder of the $3 million bid to be paid in nine months if Bass Pro decides to go ahead with the project.

Bass Pro wants to develop the campground into a “world-class” fishing resort.

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