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Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

(4.5/5 based on 500+ 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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  • We absolutely love the tram ride with our children ages 14 and 9. It was a great way to see all of the flora and all of the native animal species with a great park ranger who was very patient with the...  more »
  • A very nice place to spend time with family and friends, also one can have lunch in the area one can buy or bring there own.  more »
  • I have visited many Florida parks and this one of my favorite! It is old Florida and nice trails to walk on. Park is very clean and the trees are beautiful! There is a museum in the middle of the park...  more »
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  • Tucked a short drive away from Highway 27 in Sebring, Highlands Hammock is a real treasure. The lush, green nature can be experienced through a serene drive, multiple hiking trails, boardwalks, and camping. If you plan on walking through any trails, bug spray is recommended (but unecessary for 5k runners). If you're running a 5k, PRs are fun to obtain here, as the whole run is shaded and paved.
  • Great state park. Staff was extremely accommodating. Very nice and clean bath house facilities! Thanks for a great stay.
  • Rude park workers. I see many prior comments and they are all true. The young woman who currently operates the entrance is disrespectful to drivers. No hello or how are you. She just stared at me very confrontationally. I asked about yearly membership and she was so rude I just would rather not. The park is nice and clean. Staff totally ruin it. The woman inside the CCC museum was also weird too.
  • They have great trails for walking, nice kept public restrooms at the playground. Had a pretty good Haunted Trail for families this year with live music for the kids. All the food vendors were a little high priced.
  • 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.