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Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Amble along an elevated walkway amidst an old-growth cypress swamp at Highlands Hammock State Park, one of Florida's oldest parks. Follow the Ancient Hammock trail to see an oak tree that is over 1,000 years old (possibly the oldest tree in the state). At the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum you'll see interactive exhibits on the park’s construction. You can ride a bike along the trails or hike near dusk to see some deer. Along the swamp trail, watch for toads and turtles near the dark black water. You can also take advantage of the campground, basketball court, playground, and fire pits. Be sure to bring bug spray. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Highlands Hammock State Park by using our Sebring vacation trip planner.
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  • I always love coming here. It's always a place we've come to, even even we were kids. I have to say that I miss the toddler area. It's hard for my small children to play on their playground. 
  • One of the most beautiful state parks I have ever been to. There are numerous trails to walk and wildlife to view. We were lucky enough to see an alligator our sunning herself. I can't wait to go back...  read more »
  • This was our second time visiting the park. Last year we loved it, but this year it was even better. We saw an alligator, a wild hog feed her 3 babies, armadillos and deer, all in one visit!! If you e...  read more »
  • beautiful park. enjoyed the tram ride and our guide kept us laughing and having a good time. have seen many critters just not many during mid day. the cat walk is my favorite trail, with fern garden in second. the camp sites are a bit crammed so best to camp during less busy season or use the primitive camp sites.
  • Fantastic place to visit the 'wilderness' without leaving the car if you don't want to! Some lovely walks for those willing to be a little more adventurous. Over the years we've seen 'gators, armadillo, wild turkey, snakes, wild boar. Just need a bear!
  • This is a really nice park. The trails are fairly short, but there's plenty to see. I really enjoyed my time here.
  • One of the most beautiful places I've had the pleasure of visiting. It's a little warm during the summer, but it's constantly changing and you really never know what you're gonna see. I love it!
  • Trails were great, lots of fun things to look at and very kid friendly. Stayed at the wilderness campsites and would recommend sites P09/P10 since these offered the most shade and privacy. It's hard to gauge on google earth and the campground map, but I'd also suggest saving sites P08/P13/P14 as last resorts. Another note worth mentioning is the road with power lines about 1/4 mile behind all the wilderness sites, from which you can see and hear traffic going by at all hours. If you're looking for a quiet escape into nature, you may be disappointed. The Rangers are very nice though and will let you swap sites with unreserved ones if need be upon your arrival.
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