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Highlands Hammock State Park

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5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, Florida 33872

(863) 386-6094

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Sunlight peeks through the hammock of mossy trees. Photo by Robert Yero

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Highlands Hammock State Park Summer Tram Schedule

Highlands Hammock's guided, narrated tram tour which runs through the park and into restricted areas where visitors may observe alligators, water birds, and other wildlife will be limited to running at 1:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays effective April 28, 2014 through the summer months.  Please check the About the Park page for more information on the schedule and fees.

 Welcome to Highlands Hammock State Park

One of Florida´s oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Many visitors enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the park´s nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground.  A recreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A museum showcasing the history of the CCC is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on County Road 634, four miles west of Sebring.

Park GPS coordinates:  N 27º 28.253   W 81º 30.926