Highlands Hammock State Park
Welcome to Highlands Hammock State Park
Supporting a beautiful yet delicate ecosystem, central Florida’s Highlands Hammock possesses one of the state’s most unique and richly divergent collection of plant and animal life.
As the park with more rare and endemic species than any other Florida state park, Highlands Hammock is a place where a sense of wilderness and history are preserved. Visitors may walk the trails where the Florida panther and black bear quietly pass beneath the ancient, towering oaks of a magnificent hydric hammock. Deer, alligators and a variety of birds also frequent the park.
With its beautiful old-growth hammock and variety of habitats and wildlife species, this is ...the Real Florida at its best.
To see these natural wonders, explore nine trails on foot, including an elevated boardwalk through a cypress swamp. Make sure to travel our three-mile bike loop, or take the tram for those who prefer to sit back and leisurely take it all in.
Also on property is the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum where you can learn about the men who helped build this and many of Florida's other state parks.
Plan Your Visit
Alligators Tram Tour
Highlands Hammock State Park Photo Gallery
History of Highlands Hammock
Hike & Seek 7.0 Geocaching
Thu, Feb 27 - Sun, Mar 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm ESTHike & Seek 7.0 includes getting toasty by the bonfire, music trivia, a trackable race, an event at Paynes Creek Historic State Park and 100 new caches! Novice and advanced geocachers are welcome.
Florida Humanities Program: Artist Charles R. Knight
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ESTExamine the life and work of Charles R. Knight, whose murals of dinosaurs and prehistoric life can be found in natural history museums in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and in the Sebring Public Library!
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