Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

4.5
#1 of 6 in Things to do in Sebring
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. Take a look at our Sebring trip planner to schedule your visit to Highlands Hammock State Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Highlands Hammock State Park
map
Places to stay near Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Hammock State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
567 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Great park for walking and photographs. Cat walk is closed due to damage. Hope they open it soon. Tram ride is also nice.  more »
  • There are nice trails there. There is still a lot of hurricane cleanup to be done but it was still lovely  more »
  • It was a pretty area. The tram ride was nice we saw lots of alligators and turtles. It was a nice afternoon trip.  more »
Google
  • This is a great park! This is the part of Florida most people don't get to explore. It is well worth the drive from your beach resort. The foliage is so unique that you forget you're in the US. We didn't see any wildlife, but the trails were well maintained even for having been through a hurricane a couple short months prior to our visit. Very friendly staff
  • Beautiful park, excellent trails, and abundant wildlife. The campground is ridiculously crowded and not on par with most Florida State Parks. This is an old, historic park. The campground is like a parking lot. The electric hook-ups are old and warnings are posted about using them. The restrooms and shower facilities are old and dirty and some are padlocks. This park needs to invest in a new campground with updated facilities.
  • Hammock refers to the hardwood trees in this park as opposed to the palm trees at most Florida State parks. Very nice rustic feel to this campground. Sites are water & electric only with a dump station, RV and tent. Park has a CCC museum and a camp store/cafe and guided trolley rides. I would come here again.
  • The park is beautiful. We saw gators, an otter, and tons of other wildlife and flowers. The campground is very open. This is great if you're camping in groups, but not so great if you want a little space to yourself since the neighbors are right on top of you. Nothing can be hung from trees and there are no posts for lanterns, etc.
  • Nice place to camp. Clean enclosed bathroom with hot shower. 3 to 4 hrs of hiking trails. Nice informative museum of the Civilian Conservation Camp workers.

Plan your trip to Sebring

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Highlands Hammock State Park by other users

31 days in Bradenton BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Winter Haven BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kissimmee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kissimmee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Central Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Siesta Key BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Siesta Key BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Port Saint Lucie BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kissimmee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans