Clewiston, dubbed America's Sweetest Town for its sugar cane production, was developed in the 1920s and incorporated in 1925. A little town of approximately 6,500 people, it sits on the Southwest shore of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States.
Marinas, motels, and condominiums located on the waterway have dockage space and most of the motels and restaurants offer courtesy transportation. Through more than a half-century of growth, the town has kept its charm and beauty. The cross-state Okeechobee Waterway offers direct access from either coast by water for boats up to 120 feet.
If sugar is queen in Clewiston, bass is king and many visitors are attracted by the excellent freshwater fishing in the lake and world class bass fishing tournaments. Pan fish include crappie and bream. The city has a protected boat basin with many wide boat ramps and spacious parking.
Many visitors take “sugar tours” to see how cane is grown and processed. The municipal 18-hole golf course is seldom crowded and beautifully maintained. Other city-owned recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, library, public pool and water spray park. The Sugarland Park Recreational Facility boasts nine ballfields, racquetball courts, soccer fields, a pavilion, picnic facilities, tot lot, and basketball courts.