Highlands Hammock State Park, Florida.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rangergirl141
N 27° 28.255 W 081° 31.863
17R E 447532 N 3038707
Quick Description: One of Florida´s oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2009 8:04:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM7BA6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Phleum
Views: 14

Long Description:
During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Many visitors enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the park´s nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. For equestrians, there is an 11-mile, day-use trail. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. A full-service restaurant is located on the park
grounds. For schedule and catering information, call (863) 385-7025. A recreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A museum showcasing the history of the CCC is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on County Road 634, four miles west of Sebring.
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Highlands Hammock State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Florida State Parks Passport Book

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
5931 Hammock Rd.
Seabring, Florida United States

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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