Highlands Hammock State Park
Tram Tours Resume Operation
Effective April 23, 2021: Park tram tours operated by the Hammock Inn Concession are now running daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Effective Dec. 19, 2020, the playgrounds at Highlands Hammock State Park are now open for public use.
The use of drones is prohibited at Highlands Hammock State Park and all Florida State Parks, per Chapter 62D-2.014 of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
Limited Visitation at this Park
Effective May 5, 2021: Highlands Hammock State Park is open. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, recreation hall and amphitheater remain closed. Picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. All playgrounds are open. Restroom availability may be limited. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.
Welcome to Highlands Hammock State Park
Supporting a beautiful yet delicate ecosystem, central Florida’s Highlands Hammock possesses a unique and richly divergent collection of plant and animal life.
Highlands Hammock - with more rare and endemic species than any other Florida State Park - is a place where wilderness and history are preserved. Visitors can 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 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, hike any of our nine trails, including an elevated boardwalk through a cypress swamp. Make sure to travel our 3-mile bike loop, or take the tram for those who prefer to sit back and leisurely take it all in.
At the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum you can learn about the men who helped build this and many other Florida state parks. Although the CCC Museum is currently closed, don't miss the CCC statue at the museum entrance, and visit the Hammock Inn Concession, another building constructed by the CCC.