Highlands Hammock State Park

One of Florida's original four state parks, this beautiful tract features a virgin hardwood hammock and a cypress swamp, through which a boardwalk nature trail passes. More than 175 bird species and other wildlife can be seen from eight short nature trails.

Watchable wildlife:
White-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobcats, pileated woodpeckers, and red-shouldered hawks often appear near the 3.1-mile paved loop drive. American swallow-tailed kites nest in tall pines near the picnic area and often are seen swooping over the cypress swamp or the hardwood hammock. There are plenty of wading birds, barred owls, anhingas, alligators, and river otters to be observed by patient visitors.

Department of Environmental Protection

(863) 386-6094

From Sebring, take U.S. Highway 27 south.  Turn right on County Road 634 and drive 2.4 miles to the park entrance.

Related Sites:
Other Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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