Highlands Hammock State Park
CCC Museum Closure and Program Cancellation
Effective May 26, 2022, the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Highlands Hammock State Park will remain closed until further notice for repairs and renovations. The program "Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time" scheduled for Saturday, May 28, has been canceled.
Park visitors are requested to be mindful of creating any fire that could ignite a wildfire, including discarded cigarettes, unattended campfires and vehicles parked in dry vegetation. Visitors are requested to "field strip" cigarettes as a safety precaution. The risk of wildfires is high due to extreme dry conditions locally. The current drought is expected to last until the summer rainy season begins.
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
Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time
Sat, Jul 2, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDTExplore the life of wildlife artist Charles R. Knight, whose murals in the natural history museums of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago set the standard for portrayal of dinosaurs and prehistoric life.
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