Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

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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.
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  • Great driver, interesting history and gorgeous wetlands. Gators were out in abundance! Beautiful day  more »
  • I went tent camping with friends, and picked camp sites unseen. We lucked out. We were located on the outside perimeter of the campground area, at sites 43 & 44. It was perfect, because as we took a w...  more »
  • Love this park, the trails, the CCC Museum, the tram ride.... Gives one a real feel for “the real Florida”. An excellent nature volunteer works weekends and has good info.  more »
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  • 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.

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