Southwest of Clewiston in southern Hendry County,
Dinner Island's thirty-four square miles of pastures, sloughs, pine
flatwoods and oak hammocks form a vital link to surrounding
wetlands that connect the Caloosahatchee River with the Big Cypress
Swamp fifty miles to the south. In an area where wild landscapes
are rapidly being converted to agriculture and residential and
commercial uses, this connection secures habitat vital to the
survival of the Florida panther and many other threatened wildlife
Roseate spoonbills, Florida sandhill cranes,
crested caracaras, wood storks, white-tailed deer and wild turkeys
are common sights along the network of improved and unimproved
roads open for wildlife viewing, hunting, cycling, horseback
riding and hiking.
View the Conceptual
for Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area.