Blue Head Land and Cattle Company,
Lake Placid, Florida
Blue Head is a 31,000 acre ranch in Southern Florida between Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in FL, and Arcadia. Blue Head was named by settlers to the area because of the Cypress Bay fountainhead, which resembled a blue dome on the horizon. Long ago it was considered part of the 90-mile prairie.
The ranch is comprised of diverse tropical forage grass pastures, palmetto wet and dry prairies, pine flatwoods and large interconnecting marsh native grass wetlands. The land also hosts cabbage palm and live oak hammocks scattering the lengths of copious creeks, gullies and wetlands. These features come together to resemble islands on the flat landscape.
Fisheating Creek (one of the largest tributaries leading into lake Okeechobee), runs the length of the ranch and varies between a low slow meandering flow in the dry season and a high quick current with the rain.
The ranch's ecological diversity makes an ideal landscape for grazing and wildlife sustainability. Grasslands, LLC is proud to add this ranch to our community of holistically managed properties.