AAA Editor Notes
Highlands Hammock State Park, 4 mi. w. of US 27 on CR 634, is a 9,251-acre wilderness of lush, dense junglelike and subtropical vegetation and swamps, all accessible by an excellent system of paved drives, well-marked trails and elevated boardwalks. Trees range in age from more than 400 years to 1,000 years.
Highlands Hammock was Florida's first state park and opened to the public in 1931. The CCC was active in the park during the mid-1930s and '40s and developed additional facilities as well as planned for a botanical garden. The Florida State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum features displays about park history and short films about the park. Ranger-narrated tram tours of the park's remote areas are available year-round and park rangers conduct a variety of programs during the week, November through April. Inquire at the ranger station for schedules and locations.
Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.