Highlands Hammock State Park

     


Sebring, Florida
Phone: (863) 386-6094

Sites: 138
Recent Rate: $22 2/2014


Latitude: 27.4129191243052
Longitude: -81.5152931213379

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 16
  • Average 4
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1

37 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

NiekaKnitter

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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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KayLar

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

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

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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horsefolk

Review Count: 181
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 40
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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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mwindridge

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

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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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We Town

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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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kvdvirginia

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 93
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Wink

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a old park with lots of wild life. There is a lot of places to ride bikes inside and outside of the park. There is a guided tour by the rangers that I don`t remember how much but I think ten dollars each that you ride a tram around the park where you will see lots of wild life.There is a CCC museum that is interesting to see. This park open in 1931. The rangers are great. The not so good is depending on what sight you have it may or may not be a good one.The power box and water may or may not be on the right side or may be all the way in the back of your site.Also all sights are not level. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AVService

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I have stayed in this park several times in a big group rally. This is a nice park built by the CCC and has a nice CCC Museum as well. Sites are close together and difficult to understand the boundaries but is clean and very pretty. There are activities many nights my favorite being "Soup Night" where the Park Rangers make several Soup varieties and they are sold for $1 each. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Brave

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is great, beautiful trails. The campground is rather random in it's layout some of the pull through sites are probably the best. They have paved the roads recently; much better than a couple years ago. The lowest number loop is mostly occupied by tents and tends to have a lot of noise so be aware when booking your site. Also there is one water and electric hookup for each pair of back in sites, so you may find that the hook up is in front of your coach. Many people pull into the site to connect but this puts the fire ring behind you too. Best bet is to have extra hose and power extension in case you're site is on the wrong side. Unfortunately the restaurant closed at the end of October, the sign outside said “closed under current management” so I would assume the Florida Parks Department will be looking for a new tenant to run it. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ellbee

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with a variety of sites. We had one that was very easy to get in and out of, but had no shade, but since it was April it was not bad. From May to October would be brutal though without shade. Had some mosquitos on some of the trails but that is to be expected. Plenty of opportunity for wildlife watching and photography. Biking is a great way to see the park. One thing that I didn't mind, but some might, are the military jets doing runs at the Avon Park Air Force Range sometimes pass overhead. They are pretty high up but the noise is noticeable at times. We live within 3 hours of this park so I know we will be back. We camped at Highlands Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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