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About Highlands Hammock State Park
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Tents, trailers, and… hammocks welcome! So meta. Highlands Hammock Campground has the trifecta: hot showers, flushing toilets, and a sanitary dump...
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Cool place to camp and beautiful scenery. I stayed one night in January 2015 and really enjoyed my stay but didn't like the proximity to the road nearby (traffic noise). Book a site furthest from the roads for best experience.
History of Highlands Hammock State Park
First opening in 1931, this park is one of the earliest examples of grass-roots public support for environmental preservation. Local citizens, with the financial assistance of the Margaret Shippen Roebling family, acquired the property and constructed trails and basic facilities in 1930. In 1934, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp began working on a botanical garden project on land adjacent to Highlands Hammock Park.
When Florida’s state park system was established in 1935, Highlands Hammock became one of the first parks. In 1941, the park and gardens merged as the CCC camp closed due to impending war. During those years, the CCC had planted thousands of plants, constructed roadways, dams, bridges and buildings. Although the gardens never became a reality, the park’s natural beauty endures.