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Highlands Hammock State Park

 About Highlands Hammock State Park

Sunlight shines on a trail bridge in the woods. Photo by Sylvan Wilcox

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Brian Pinson

Highlands Hammock welcomes Spring! Brown winter hues are turning to verdant greens. Lizard tail, spider lily and coral bean are blooming. Warblers flit amongst tree branches. Cypress trees are just beginning to leaf out and swallow-tailed kites are returning. The Monday Morning Nature Walks are continuing through March. Plan to join Volunteer Trail Guides Brian and Susan Woodworth on their one hour leisurely strolls and discover what is lurking deep within Fern Garden and Cypress Swamp Trails. Wildlife typically sighted includes alligators, snakes, and anoles. A special Saturday Morning Walk on Cypress Swamp is scheduled for March 15. The remaining March Monday walks include Fern Garden Trail on March 10, Cypress Swamp on March 17, and Fern Garden on March 24. Visitors should meet at the trailheads on the Loop Drive shortly before 9:30 am and are advised to wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and bring binoculars, cameras and field guides. Guided nature walks are free. Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4.00 per vehicle for a single person, and $2.00 for bicyclists and people on foot apply.

The 2014 Music in the Park Concert series continues with GrooVus on March 22, Rick Arnold on April 19, and Quasimojo on May 17. Concerts run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday nights. Concert admission is $5.00 per person. Accompanied children 12 and under are free of charge. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights and plan to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Food vendors will be onsite. Park entry fee of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) is waived after 6:00 pm on concert nights. Proceeds from concert fees support park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park.

DESIGNATIONS

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GETTING HERE

Highlands Hammock State Park is located off US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring.

GET INVOLVED

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park
  • 5931 Hammock Road
    Sebring, FL 33872

CONCESSIONAIRES

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in all outdoor areas, including campgrounds. They must be kept on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. For their safety, please refrain from walking dogs on boardwalks without double railings and keep in mind that alligators may be present in all wetland areas of the park. Please clean up after your pets. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.