FLORIDA PARK JOURNALS Florida State Parks

Highlands Hammock State Park: Tree Fort

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The canopy of trees at Highlands Hammock is what makes this state park truly unique. Beneath it, lies an elevated boardwalk, nine hiking trails and a scenic 3-mile loop drive. Visitors come here to camp, hike, horseback ride or simply escape the ordinary.

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The elevated boardwalk traverses Charley Bowlegs Creek.


Several trees are estimated to be over a thousand years old.
One of the four original state parks, it opened in 1931, four years before the Florida state park system was created.
Headquarters of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and museum on site.

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