Sebring, Florida

Highlands Hammock State Park

Sebring, Florida



Sebring, Florida
Phone: (863) 386-6094

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $22 4/2015

Latitude: 27.4735900897816
Longitude: -81.5310001373291

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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39 Reviews

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On the Road again 11

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
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You camp here for the park, not the campground. This is a park where it is nice to have a bike. There is a bike path along the loop road & bike racks at the trail heads. Most trails are approx 1/2 mile long. If you only have time for a couple of trails, I recommend the ones with boardwalks like the Cypress Swamp & Fern.

All sites are not created equal and it is hard to choose from the photos on ReserveAmerica. As others have said, there is no privacy between sites. Most are partially shaded under pines, but there are some sites in full sun.

There is a new modern shower house across from sites 129-130. The sites across from this bathhouse are large, paved, ADA accessible but not limited to handicapped, but most of the RV parking area is in full sun. Many sites are pull thru, as you have to watch for all the trees. Some hookups are right next to site, others are a distance - check the notes on ReserveAmerica before booking.

This park is best in the dry cooler seasons. There were no bugs in the campground, but deer flies on the Wild Orange Grove trail where it was damp. I can see where in rainy season, there may be mosquitoes & flies. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The town of Sebring is close by with many stores & restaurants.

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LanderWust

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
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We pulled into HH on a Saturday afternoon and were immediately greeted by a fully booked campground - every single one of the 143 spots was taken, and the roads were swarming with people. We slowly crawled to our site (#107), hooked up, and hunkered down for the night. All around us, into the wee hours, people were laughing and yelling, and I was prepared for a rough 12 nights ahead.

The next morning, we watched in amazement as 90% of the campground packed up and cleared out by 1pm. We saw this occur again the next weekend, where the park filled to capacity on Friday night and cleared out by Sunday midday. We've been to other SPs and have never seen this pattern before. On Fri/Sat nights, be warned - it gets loud and rowdy. People were blasting dance music, kids were running up and down the roads, people were shouting across sites to each other. Invest in earplugs if you're a light sleeper. If you prefer a tranquil scene, reserve Sunday-Thursday, as you'll have your pick of sites and a much more relaxed crowd.

Observations on the campground:

- The grounds are open and the sites are close (especially when people spread out with their stuff) and do not have extensive foliage division between spots. You'll get to know your neighbors very well :)

- Laundry is $1/load to wash (35 minutes) and between $0.75-$1/load to dry (45 minutes), depending on the machine. Used them twice, found them to work very well.

Observations on the park:

- Down the road from the campground is a loop that has a fitness track and a number of interconnected trails. Do these if you can, they're varied and not too long. Also, bring bug spray - It's a swamp out there!

- They seem to have live music once a month, mid-month during the summer - there may be more frequent shows during peak season.

Overall, we might come here again for a night or two if we were in the area, but would not go out of our way to stop here (definitely not on the weekends anyhow!!) We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The campground is close to the main strip on US 27, a 10-15 min drive from any store or restaurant you might need.

If you can only do one trail, do the Cypress Swamp trail - it's along a boardwalk and is simply amazing.

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K Willie

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $22.00
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Best part about the park is the walking trails and biking areas. The sites are extremely close and some are difficult to park in with bigger rig. Busy on the weekend. Hook ups were on the wrong side of trailer. Would not return. Supposed to have wifi, didn't work all week. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Trails make the park. Must stand in line 7:30-8:00am for tram tour at 1:00Pm same day. Seems very inefficient.

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Wink

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $11.00
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Park has slipped a little from two years ago. WIFI no longer works and park did not seem as well maintained as it was last trip here. It may be that it was the time of year and they have had some bad weather. Also think they were short some camp host. There was nothing that would keep me from camping here again. Still a nice park for biking, hiking, and seeing the real Florida. Any store you may need with in ten miles but does not feel like it when camping here. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Within ten miles north on Highway 27 about any store you will find in that part of Florida and a shopping mall. Publix you can go north or south a few miles and Walmart go north about four miles after turning on 27.

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KayLar

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $11.00
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Florida resident senior rate shown. Least amount of privacy than any state park at which we have camped in over 20 yrs. There is no brush or separation between sites. To provide ID and separation between sites, they have site markers at the beginning and ending of the site! As you travel from US 27 to the park, there is the "Last" convenience store, gas station about halfway or 2-3 miles from the park entrance. If coming south on US27, don't turn on ALT 634, go another 1/2 mile to 634. At the park entrance and 2 other places on the road in, there are "Speed Tables" that are worse than speed bumps and will rearrange your camper if going fast enough. I did. Hard to see them. The park is very convenient to Sebring. We were in site 10 for 5 days which backed up to the woods. We were lucky our next door neighbors were pretty nice and quiet as we were almost camping together although both of us had large sites. Perimeter sites are the best here. Don't get an interior if you will be there on the weekend. New restrooms are very nice but a long way from Site 10 side of the park. The showers closest to us were shut down but sinks and toilets worked. They had a septic problem at the next closest showers so we were forced to go to the new one. There is another facility but they seemed to be cleaning it every time we went there. Do visit the CCC history museum. Did not go on any trails. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NiekaKnitter

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $22.00
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Another nice Florida state park. Sites are generally level with moderate privacy. Park sponsors coffees and potlucks, has crafts classes. The CCC Museum was small but very interesting. The tram ride was worth the price. Lots of hiking trails, wildlife to observe. This was our 2nd visit and we'll be back. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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horsefolk

Review Count: 182
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $12.00
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FL citizen Sr. rate. Park is beautiful 'Olde Florida' type park. Some sites huge. Almost all shaded dirt and shells, a few paved but are supposed to be handicapped. Park rangers and volunteers are fantastic, they take a lot of pride in the park and it shows. Showers and restrooms are spotless, even the older ones. Make sure to see the museum and CCC projects and take the trails, they're great, also very well kept and wide. Very relaxing. Will be back soon! We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jimnkarens

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $30.00
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One of the nicest "old Florida" state parks. Roomy sites. Shaded. Lots to do for adults and kids. Very scenic. Lots of wildlife. We would definitely come back here. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Wink

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $12.00
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This is the oldest park in the Florida park system, and is not a resort park if that is what you are looking for. But we love this park. They have a restaurant open now, and a Museum that is interesting about the works of the CCC. A tram that will take you to parts of the park that you will not see, except for riding the tram. Lots of places to ride bikes and hike. The Rangers and volunteers are always nice here. The not so good. All sites are not level, some soft sand spots and the service box and water may be over fifty feet for a few sites to get your RV on level ground. Also, may be on wrong side of RV hook ups. We will be back as we like this park. Rate of 12 dollars is for a Senior's Florida resident. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tom&kathryn

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $28.00
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Found the CCC museum interesting. Now has a full service restaurant on-site (did not use). Fun hiking trails with a wild orange grove. Clean campground, friendly efficient staff. Try to get a perimeter campsite if possible. Some of the interior sites are very close together. County road goes through the park. Use care if biking or walking on the road. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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FL Camper

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
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We stayed in site #104. It is a non-reservable site. We were moved from our original site #41 due to soft wet ground and flooding from recent rains. We went to look at the original site and it looked like a big rig or truck had torn the ground up getting out of the soft dirt. Site 104 was very pleasant since no one was around us. This park has too many sites very close together. Luckily not many people were camping this same weekend either. It was the first time we had not seen this park crowded. There were lots of mosquitoes during our stay. Several people in our camping group reported not being able to go on the trails due to the mosquitoes biting them. During the day in the campground it was not too bad but as soon as dusk came they were out full force. There were no ranger led events except for the tram tour. FL Parks now have a geo cache trail for all the CCC parks that ends in HHSP. We visited the CCC museum and had a nice chat with the volunteer worker. We were able to get WiFi from our site, probably because we were close to the office. We had to park our RV carefully because of the low hanging tree branches in our site, since park is very shady. No smoke problems this time-not as many people cooking outside I guess. TV was not the greatest for over the air. We checked out the Lake Placid Orange Growers visitor welcome center, the Lake Placid Farmers market on Saturday morning downtown, and Henscratch Farms and Winery which was a very nice place to visit. Also stopped at Webbs Candy shop on Hwy 27 on way home. Lots of old FL places to check out in area. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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kvdvirginia

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $26.00
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This is the only Florida State park to which I would not consider returning. Sites were very close together, so the view out of our camper, in every direction, was a close-up of another RV. It appeared that the smaller sites were in the older part of the campground, so if possible, get a site numbered 115 or above. Those were somewhat larger and were close to the newer bathhouse. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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210jem

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $24.00
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The campground sites themselves are crammed together on sandy often not quite level ill-defined sites but with good paved roads. A new bathhouse is very nice and clean. I did not use the older bathhouse. The plus for the park are the nature trails and boardwalks through the swamps and forests, and for biking along the circular nature drive. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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We Town

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $22.00
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This is the best place to camp in January that we have found. Huge campsite and plenty of shade. We have been going to Highland Hammocks for 4 years now over Martin Luther King weekend. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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mwindridge

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $22.00
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Beautiful state park located in an old oak hammock. Most sites are shaded and have access to walking trails. Biking on three mile loop through park with many waking trails and catwalks through cypress forests and CCC Musuem. We love this park and will come again! We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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