Due to recent draught conditions, the park has suspended prescribed burning until we receive considerable rains. With that in mind, we ask all visitors to be mindful of discarded cigarettes and unattended campfires or grills. We request those of you who wish to smoke in the park, to "field strip" your cigarettes before discarding and to be cautious when clearing out grills or campfires of...
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Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State ParkSaturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:00am EDT
Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to eight people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for visitors who bicycle or walk apply. There are no additional fees for the Saturday Kids Discovery Nature Walks.
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.
Interpretive volunteers introduce children and youth aged 5 to 13 years to Highlands Hammock through exploratory hikes, scavenger hunts, and other activities in a new program for kids. Learn about plants, animals, habitats, niche, food chains, animal adaptations, fire ecology and more! Young people can experience adventures in nature and sharpen their skills to explore nature in the park and their own backyards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. Two Saturday morning walks are scheduled during May. Visitors who plan to participate will meet at the Music in the Park stage on May 5 and/or May 26 at 10:00 am. The walks take approximately one hour and conclude by 11:00 am. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements and other pertinent information.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. No flipflops or sandals. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. Click on EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS to review the participation requirements.
Highlands Hammock Bike & Hike @ Highlands Hammock State ParkFriday, June 1, 2018 - 8:00am EDT to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:00pm EDT
Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 per person who bike or walk into the park will be waived on Saturday, June 2 via the One Day Pass issued by the Ranger Station for those who bicycle in the park.
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094.
In recognition of Bike Travel Weekend, June 1- 3, Highlands Hammock State Park is extending a special invitation to bicycling clubs throughout Florida, park visitors and visiting tourists to participate in a “Bike & Hike” event on Saturday, June 2. Options for clubs to participate as groups include a weekend ride to the park followed by a picnic or barbecue and leisurely walks on park trails. Clubs traveling from greater distances may consider planning Bike Travel Weekend as a camping weekend at the park. Campground sites can accommodate two tents and up to eight persons per site. Campsites are equipped with water, electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table and are located in proximity to a restroom. Additionally, Highlands Hammock will be promoting bicycling and Bike Travel Weekend by providing a One Day Pass to the members of bicycling clubs and park visitors from the general public who bike in the park on June 2. One Day Passes will also be provided to park visitors traveling from a distance who transport bikes in their vehicles and plan to bike the Loop Road or the extended bike path. Bicycling the Loop beneath the shade of spreading oaks within the Hammock in the cool of the morning or prior to dusk in the early evening is a wonderful way to begin or end the day! Bicyclists may park their bikes at trailhead bike stands, take a leisurely walk down a trail, and have a rest on park benches. Bikers and hikers are likely to spot families of deer with fawns at this time of the year. Please see Additional Information for participation requirements.
Click on EEC BIKE EVENTS AND TOURS to review participation requirements.