Did a pre-hike today. I posted some pictures. To see look at the top banner for this page. Click on "Photos" Choose Hike at Highland Hammock State Park. Got two nice surprises. First, Wild Orange trail was opened three weeks ago. It's been out due to a bridge issue for over a year. The other, some very nice person donated the money (until April) for a port-a-toilet in the area of the main board walk. This park is always a treat to visit.
Great hikes and boardwalks. Bike trails. Nice museum and picnic area. The Campground was not very full or crowded. Not many Snowbirds in mid summer.
Check in was easy and the Rangers we interacted with were pleasant. The camp hosts kept the place neat & tidy. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.
A previous review perfectly summed up this campground: The campground itself is average, but the park itself is excellent. While it's certainly not horrible, compared to other Florida state parks, Highland Hammock is not up to par. This is an older campground showing its age and in major need of updating. Very narrow, sometimes difficult to navigate roads in the campground -- also, there is no clear signage to help direct traffic flow down these small, one-lane roads. Our site was very sandy and both the picnic table and fire ring were so old as to be completely unusable. On the other hand, the park itself is great to explore. The Civilian Conservation Corps originally constructed the park in the 1930s and there is a small CCC museum on site that's worth a visit. Daily tram tours take visitors on a guided tour of the park. There are also hiking paths to explore. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.
The day was so great. Thank you all for coming and being such a great group. Highland Hammock is one of my favorite parks and I enjoyed sharing it. Having Bob Hummel come and share his knowledge was a bonus.