Manager's Message

Park Manager Morgan Tyrone at HHSP Park Entrance

Highlands Hammock State Park is happy to welcome visitors again. Now that summer is here, afternoon thunderstorms are common, and the park may have standing water in low areas of the hammock. Trails with pockets of water and those located in and around wetlands will have mosquitoes, so visitors are advised to carry insect repellent. Summer heat and humidity also require hikers to carry water and keep well-hydrated.

Park staff will conduct prescribed fires in conjunction with the summer rainy season, conditions permitting, so residual smoke may be seen rising from blackened areas of the park.

Since the park reopened, the campground has been quite busy, particularly on the weekends. Campers are advised that they must secure reservations through ReserveAmerica in advance. The park is not currently taking walk-in campers, nor is it renting facilities including the recreation hall, picnic pavilions, amphitheater, and youth and group camps.    

Due to public health issues concerning COVID-19, visitors are reminded to check Safety Updates to obtain the most up-to-date information on park operations, which may be subject to change.