Parks & Recreation
Boat Ramps / Fishing Piers
The city parks opened Fri., June 5. Park hours returned to sunrise to 10 p.m. Park rangers and police officers will patrol these areas to ensure the public is following guidelines from the governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart from others) and not gathering in groups of more than 50 people. To schedule a ballfield rental for your organized group please contact the Arts and Recreation Center at (352)394-3500. Please visit www.ClermontFL.gov/coronavirus for frequent updates, FAQs, resources and more.
Clermont Boat Ramp
CLOSURE NOTICE: The Clermont Boat Ramp will be closed the morning of Sat., Oct. 24 for the Great Floridian Triathlon and will reopen at noon.
Cost: Visitors pay $5 per day and can pay via credit or debit card at the kiosks located on either side of the boat ramp. City of Clermont residents can purchase an annual pass for $35.00 plus tax totaling $37.45 from the Utility Billing office; it's located on the first floor of City Hall, 685 W. Montrose St., and is open during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An annual pass for Lake County residents outside of city limits is now available for purchase at the Utility Billing office. The cost is $70.00 plus tax and the pass is good from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. There is not a prorated amount through the end of 2020.
The new ramp doubled the launch pads from two to four, increased parking from 77 to 102 spots, added 10 mooring slips for peak traffic and has new restrooms. As part of the Master Plan, the South Lake Trail was rerouted around the boat ramp for safety.
Visit www.ClermontFL.org/MasterPlan for more information about the Clermont Boat Ramp and Master Plan updates.
Palatlakaha Boardwalk and Fishing Pier
Located on 12th Street (C.R. 561) in the southwest part of the city, it offers an 800-foot scenic boardwalk through the natural wetland area offering a unique look at our natural habitat.
Eighth Street Pier
Located at 8th and Osceola streets, it offers fishing, a picnic area and sightseeing.
Fifth Street Pier
Located at the north end of 5th Street, it offers fishing and sightseeing.
Second Street Fishing Pier
Located at the northern end of 2nd Street at Waterfront Park, it offers fishing and leisure relaxation.