Glades County Parks and Recreation


Come enjoy outdoor activities in one of Florida’s most essential symbols: the Everglades. Glades county offers 40 miles of Lake Okeechobee trailheads, as well as 60 miles of Caloosahatchee and 52 miles of canoeing trails on Fisheating Creek. High school football is also huge in the city of Moorehaven, as well as recreational squash and tennis.


Fishers will find all the options they can handle on the Lake Okeechobee at the Moore Haven Marina. Charters and airboat rides are provided to view the water in style. Visiting boats can be docked at the marina as well as the linear dock in front of City Hall.

The City of Moore Haven

Moore Haven hosts a variety of recreational options for its residents and visitors. The Tom Perry Memorial Park welcomes young park goers to its large playground and nearby splash pad. A number of both Tennis and Squash courts are available for play around the Court House area. The striking views of the scenic River Walk are great to take in as you walk along the Caloosahatchee River. Fishing and pavilion picnics abound along the waterside as well. Come visit this great location where grilling and fishing can be enjoyed along with tennis and dog walking. At Moore Haven High school, Football and Cheerleading are huge draws as well.

Other Communities

Five unincorporated communities which lie inside of Glades County are also full of recreational options. The Ft. Center Trail in Lakeport is great for hiking and birding. Lake Port is a great boating and fishing location. The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail is home to more trailheads than any other Lake Okeechobee community. The indigenous history of Florida can be explored in the Ortona Indian Mound Park, home of the Calusa Indians.

These great features make Glades County a key location for parks and recreation in Southwest Florida. Go out on the water and have a nice walk to a picnic spot, while enjoying the great outdoors in one of Florida’s most alluring, natural environments. Do forget to bring your tennis racket and whatever they use to play squash (maybe a pumpkin?) and maybe make time to see a Moore Haven High School football game.