Highlands Hammock State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located on the western side of Lake Whales Ridge, Highlands Hammock State Park has a diverse collection of plant and animal life. This place has more rare and endemic species than any other Florida state park. You'll see that everything is kept preserved as you walk the trails where wildlife roams beneath the towering oak trees. Some of the local species include black bears, Florida panthers, deer, alligators, and a variety of bird species. When you vacation at Highlands Hammock, which is 13 miles southwest of Avon Park and seven miles west of downtown Sebring, you'll love the warm temperatures, but consider bringing a jacket for the chilly nights.

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Spring 55-89 F
Summer 70-92 F
Fall 57-90 F
Winter 48-76 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Highlands Hammock State Park

Highlands Hammock State Park and the surrounding area have plenty of camping opportunities for both RVs and tents. While you can stay in a tent with very little room, a comfortable RV will keep you protected from the midday temperatures. If you're ready for the RV experience, consider getting a rental from RVshare, where you can select from top-quality models and a variety of sizes.

Highlands Hammock State Park Campground

Highlands Hammock State Park has 143 single-family campsites, all equipped with water, electricity, and other amenities. This is an amazing campground if you want to be close to the action. The sites tend to fill up rather quickly, though, so be sure to reserve ahead of time. Fees for the family campground start at $22 per night, plus tax and a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Shower facilities, laundry, and dishwashing areas

Lake Placid Campground

Located 22 miles south of Highlands Hammock, Lake Placid Campground has 133 sites, and 21 of them provide a lakefront view. The sites have tropical and sub-tropical landscaping, plenty of room for slide-outs, awnings, and large rig maneuverability. They offer RV and boat storage for guests and residents year-round at the southwest corner of the park. For added comfort, all the sites are near clean restrooms and hot showers. The dog wash station and dog run are conveniently accessible for all pet-owner guests.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Horseshoe pits, laundry facility, library, and recreational hall

Whispering Pines Village

Whispering Pines Village is ideally situated in sunny Central Florida. They have long, wide back-in sites with plenty of room for multiple slide-outs. The park's amenities include a computer room and lending library, sparkling year-round pool, clubhouse with kitchen facilities, and so much more. The park is about 30 minutes from the Sebring International Raceway and a short distance from the state park.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: Yes • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Laundry facility, restrooms, showers, and activity room

Bonnet Lake Campgrounds

Looking for a campground that only rents sites to individuals 55 and older? Bonnet Lake Campgrounds is a great option that's located less than two miles from downtown Sebring, Florida. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, pickleball court, horseshoe pits, and bocce ball court. They offer permanent sites as well as daily, weekly, and monthly options for short-term visitors 55 and over.

• Water hookup: Yes • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: Yes • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Other amenities: Recreational center, laundry facility, boat ramp, and fishing pier

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What to Do at
Highlands Hammock State Park

Inside Highlands Hammock State Park

Hammock State Park is a hot-spot for those who love the outdoors. The park has beautiful botanical gardens, a sports field, and a playground. Outdoor recreation includes exploring historical sites, fishing, hiking, kayaking, biking, canoeing, boating, and horseback riding. You can also take a one-hour tram ride to learn more about the state park.

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How to Get to
Highlands Hammock State Park

From downtown Sebring, head northeast toward East Center Avenue. You'll exit the traffic circle onto South Ridge Drive. Continue onto Lakeview Drive, Highway 17. You'll take a slight right onto US-98 North/US Highway 27 South, then turn left onto Hammock Road. Your destination will be on the right.

Entering Highlands Hammock State Park

Highlands Hammock State Park's operating hours are from 8 a.m. to sunset every day of the year.

Highlands Hammock State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $6.0

We're so thrilled to hear that you're making trip arrangements to visit one of the state parks in Florida. Highlands Hammock has plenty of activities to entertain your entire family, and we're sure you'll have a splendid vacation in this magnificent state park. While you're uploading your favorite pictures to your social media accounts, consider tagging RVshare. You could also send a road trip photo and a few details to [email protected]. We might post your image and fantastic story on our blog or social media pages.

Frequently Asked Questions About Highlands Hammock State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Highlands Hammock State Park?

Immerse yourself in Old Florida at Highland Hammock State Park and enjoy Highlands Hammock State Park year-round. Central Florida's mild weather makes this a pleasant destination any time of the year. Still, the off-season sees fewer crowds and quieter days.

What is the climate of Highlands Hammock State Park?

Highlands Hammock State Park is typically humid, with highs rarely dipping below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. From July-September, the area tends to get soggy, with rainfall chances relatively high for about half the month.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Highlands Hammock State Park?

You'll have plenty of chances to spot wildlife in this state park, including alligators, deer, bears, several types of birds, and even black panthers, if you're lucky! They're pretty elusive.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Highlands Hammock State Park?

RV camping spots in Highlands Hammock State Park can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet in length. There are plenty of sunny spots available, but if you want a break from the Florida sun, full-shade spots are available, too.

Are pets allowed at Highlands Hammock State Park?

Pets are allowed at the camping areas, but they're prohibited on beaches, concession facilities, playgrounds, and beaches. If you bring your pet, make sure you're comfortable leaving them in the RV if you explore beyond your RV's parking spot.