Hendry County Tourist Development Council
Nestled between the south shores of Lake Okeechobee and the northern saw grass marshes of the Everglades, and the Caloosahatchee River’s winding along the northern county line, Hendry County is Natural Florida! From fish to fowl, and farms of many types, the county founded by Captain Francis Hendry in 1923 is the place to retreat into a natural habitat. Lake Okeechobee is the #1 place for bass fishing in the state, and in the country. The FLW Fishing Tournaments boast record weights and catches by the pros and add fuel to the fire that the Lake “O” is HOT! But you don't need to be a pro to come out and catch your own trophy bass! Birders are astounded by the various species of feathered creatures located in Hendry County. Hendry County is considered one of the top 5 Birding Hot Spots in Florida! Agriculture is big in Hendry County, so big that 72.5% of the land is used for agricultural purposes. You can find a sea of sugarcane, orange trees, and vegetables everywhere you look. We’d love to have you taste and see for yourself that Hendry County is Natural Florida!