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 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 »
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  • What an absolutely amazing state park. We attended today on the advice of many people and were not disappointed at all. The park was clean and well organized. The staff was courteous and friendly. We took a drive through the park and then did only three of the many designated hikes and were amazed at the beauty of the hikes. Each hike had its own theme and each hike was only about 30 minutes long. The paths were well groomed and well marked. We also did the park store and the museum and were impressed with both of them as well. Don’t hesitate to go and check it out. It is amazing. Well worth the $6 a carload. Wow.
  • Kids loved seeing the resident gator near gate. Nature tours were very informative. Kids nature walk and exhibit is great!!! Ken is amazing with the kids!!! Weekend kid nature exhibit was very informative for all ages. Highly recommend the exhibit!! Bathhouse are good. Cleaned regularly. Showers hot, good water pressure. Laundry facilities on site, $1/wash and 75cent/dry. The older yellowish dryer was stuck on a delicate cycle temp so it didn't dry very well. Sites were a little cramped. Wooden posts made it difficult for large RVs/5th wheels/campers to get into and out of their sites. Sites should have labeled power boxes and in front of sites on concrete. A lot of sites were separated by logs which was nice for designation. Water pressure was not the best but worked decently without a regulator on your hose.
  • I have been going to this state park ever since I was very small. This state park ever fails to impress me. If you love to see giant trees, beutiful hammocks and love history, than Highland Hammocks State Park is a great place to visit! I wish I had visited at a better time though. They were doing a controlled fire, and Hurricane Irma had hit hard, and they were still doing some repairs.
  • What a wonderful piece of nature. All of the trails are fairly smooth and easy to walk. You can rent bicycles at Hammock Inn and ride the paved 3 mile loop. There's camping, equestrian trails and a CCC museum. Well worth the trip to see one of Florida's oldest state parks!
  • Nice State Park with variety of trails to walk/bike. Potluck on Wednesday. We were at site 24 and our rig is 25 feet long. Never could have shoe horned it in had the space across not been empty. Some sites were very tight towards the front. No privacy. Wife says she would go back but I wouldnt.
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