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115 W Ventura Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
  • Phone: (863) 983-1484
  • Fax: (863) 983-4055
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Clewiston is proud to have the Hendry County Regional Medical Center located here. With the small town atmosphere, recreational facilities, and business opportunities, it is no wonder so many people are looking at Clewiston as the place to raise a family or retire. Clewiston's temperate climate and tranquil palm-filled vistas make it a town for all seasons.



If you are interested in starting a business in Clewiston, the Hendry County Economic Development Council, Inc. has many incentives to offer you.

The City considers itself a partner with the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce 863-983-7979, and with the Hendry County Economic Development Council 863-675-6007.

Information on the Clewiston Commerce Park can be found via the links to the bottom.


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The Lake Okeechobee area, while being a sportsman's paradise, is better known as the nation's truck garden. Because of its rich black soil and tropical climate, it is the nation's winter vegetable capital. The soil also makes good pasture land, and thus the cattle industry has flourished.

In addition, Clewiston is in the heart of Florida's sugar industry. The U. S. Sugar Corporation is now the nation's largest producer of raw and refine cane sugar and one of the nation's premier producers of oranges and orange juice products.

The area continues to be one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country, producing sugarcane, citrus, vegetables, and cattle. Although citrus groves are spreading rapidly, Clewiston's largest industry is sugar - and that is why Clewiston is known as "America's Sweetest Town."

Lake Okeechobee, of course, is the largest attraction. Having more than 730 square miles, it is the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. Because it offers some of the best fishing in Florida, it is acknowledged as the premier largemouth bass fishing spot in the entire world. It is also home to over 40 other species such as blue gill, catfish, and black crappie, or known to the locals as speckled perch.

pelican on lakeThe lake also offers other recreational activities such as biking, hiking, camping, picnicking, boating, nature, and bird watching. Bird watchers will find shore birds, songbirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey - including the American Bald Eagle and Osprey. These provide for some excellent photographic settings, as do the flora and exotic plants that abound in and around the lake.

Free public boat ramps and plenty of parking are available on the lakefront and on Hoover Dike Road. Clewiston hosts more than 20 professional tournaments annually - and there is still plenty of fish to go around. The lake is minutes away from anywhere in Clewiston.

Clewiston has an impressive array of recreational facilities. Recently-renovated Trinidad Park and Candy Cane Park are the perfect places for children to play and have parties. Other parks are scattered throughout the city. Civic Park along US Highway 27 is the perfect place to sit and linger, with swings along the walkways. The City also has top-notched lighted tennis courts that are free and a large municipal swimming pool with a tots' water park.

baseball diamondSugarland Park is the City's premiere baseball, softball, racquetball and soccer complex. Baseball fields are available for every level of play and they are manicured to professional standards. A large pavilion with restrooms, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts, and a tot lot have been added to the park.

There's also a terrific golf course to take advantage of -- it is a championship 18-hole course located minutes away from U.S. 27 with rates you will appreciate.

If you would like to know more about lodging, dining , or fishing options in Clewiston, please contact the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce.

Any time of year, Clewiston is a great place to visit -- come see how we're building a quality community.



It is the mission of the City of Clewiston Recreation Department to create, promote, and develop diverse activities and programs that foster positive community relationships while striving to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of its residents and guests.

Goals, Purpose, & Vision

  • It is the responsibility of the City of Clewiston's Recreation Department to provide safe, secure, clean parks, green spaces, and recreational facilities
  • It is the responsibility of the City of Clewiston's Recreation Department to provide efficient and cost effective services to Clewiston residents regardless of income, background, and/or ability
  • It is the responsibility of the City of Clewiston's Recreation Department to continually strive to improve existing facilities while seeking opportunities for future development
  • It is the responsibility of the City of Clewiston's Recreation Department to effectively plan for the future recreational and leisure needs of Clewiston residents
  • It is the responsibility of the City of Clewiston's Recreation Department to create a partnership with the Clewiston community to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
Visit the Clewiston Recreation Department at its website,

The Recreation Department is pleased to offer something for everyone - from the water park for toddlers to the senior citizens' monthly luncheon/meeting.

One of the highlights of the department is summer camp, which provides camp activities for children ages 5 - 11, and swimming lessons for children over 5 years of age.

Take a look at the many things the Clewiston Recreation Department has to offer. There is something for everyone, regardless of age or interest. More adult activities include the Clewiston Garden Club which meets every third Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and the Red Cross Task Force that gets together the third Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

There's plenty of activities for the kids, too. Come to the Youth Center Game Room; It's open weekdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. If you are looking for a place to party, then consider renting the youth center on Saturday afternoons. The rental is reasonable and it has kitchen facilities.

Recreation Forms & Documents
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