Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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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  • Awesome place, especially for viewing manitee. Wide variety of wildlife. Lush tropical hike. Reasonable price. Built around the natural river.  more »
  • Great experience camping. Our hike on the boardwalk we saw several species deer, alligators and baby alligators.  more »
  • A gem of a park & only 1 1/2 hours away from home! My sister & I went the beginning of May and there many open sites in the campground. We walked all 11 trails even though it was hot & humid. Most...  more »
  • Awesome park with plenty to do! When you enter the park ranger will give you a map with various hiking trails you can choose from. These trails range in distance and the map will guide you to the right trail for you. The gift shop is a little pricey on snacks and drinks so be sure to bring your own!
  • This was our first visit and we checked out three or four of the trails. We saw one baby alligator and one orange snake (rat snake?). Other than that all we saw was common Floridian flora and very little fauna. :o( I have heard that the park is an awesome place so I will have to give it a second chance. Not much to show but a few pics.
  • Beautiful place. Hiking trails are mostly well maintained, if looking to do a lot of hiking definitely wear pants. Ferns will brush your legs otherwise. Overall had a blast, saw lots of wildlife. Definitely recommend!
  • This place was incredible! Trails, nature we even saw a red tail hawk while visiting. Highly recommend if you are in the area. They also have camp grounds, park.
  • Absolutely fantastic. The wildlife is abundant great for photography. Bath houses are clean. Playgrounds are nice. Staff is friendly and helpful. A lot hiking trails. Just up the road is Vetrans park on Jackson lake, boat slip, and a nice little beach for swimming

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