Highlands Hammock State Park
CCC Museum Winter Hours
Effective January 1: The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through spring.
Cypress Swamp Catwalk Closure
Effective January 2024: The Cypress Swamp Trail historic catwalk is closed for repairs and will remain closed until further notice. The boardwalk at the front of the trailhead is open to allow visitors to walk to the open, scenic vista. There is no access beyond this point.
ATVs and UTVs Prohibited
The use of ATVs and UTVs is prohibited at Highlands Hammock State Park, including Seven Lakes, the East Property and the South Property, per Chapter 62D-2.014, Florida Administrative Code.
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, visitors can experience the Great Depression and learn about the lives of the young men who built Florida’s eight CCC parks. The park has a significant number of New Deal era structures and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plan Your Visit
Alligators Tram Tour
Highlands Hammock State Park Photo Gallery
History of Highlands Hammock
Hiking The Hammock - Tiger Branch Scrub Walk
Mon, Feb 26, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am ESTExplore scrub, one of the world's rarest and most endangered habitats, on a nature walk through "Florida's desert," where visitors may glimpse the Florida scrub jay or spot a gopher tortoise.
Music In The Park - Malachi Jaggers
Sat, Mar 2, 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ESTMalachi Jaggers is a crossroads of heartland country meeting 70's rock vibe! His music, which exemplifies heartland soul and the open prairies of the Midwest, blows modern country music backwards.
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