Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, FL
5931 Hammock Rd
Sebring, FL 33872
RATES: $18 - $26
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 3 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - Sunset
MAPS: At Entry Gate
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Dirt
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Equestrian trail, restaurant, museum, & hiking trails
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Highlands Hammock State Park has 9,000 acres and opened to the public in 1931. Local citizens acquired the property and pledged to protect it. In 1935 when the Florida state park system was established, Highlands Hammock became one of four original state parks, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a camp there as a base for development.
A 3-mile paved loop drive through the hammock is beautiful and great for bicycling. It is also suitable for roller-blading or skating. There is also a catwalk through a cypress swamp that is fascinating for observing wildlife. There are nine separate nature trails to enjoy. There is an 11-mile, day-use trail for equestrians.
A tram ride is offered daily and runs through the hammock along the Loop road and then into restricted areas where alligators may be observed.
We camped here in February 2019 and found the sites to be pretty close together but still enjoyed the park. We especially enjoyed the catwalk and bicycling the 3-mile loop. Sebring is close by and has a great Bike Shop.
Highlands Hammock State Park is located 4 miles west of Sebring on CR-634 (Hammock Road) off US-27.
Link to google map here
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