5 Star Experience
Very large camp sites, large fire pits, friendly camp staff, all make for a beautiful nite under the stars. Far enough away from town to not be bleached out and see a beautiful sky. Worth a good trip to enjoy. Have been twice so far in past year.
This was a very nice park. Most of the sites were large with plenty of room between each site. The only thing I would recommend is that you make sure you have plenty of length in your electric cord and water hose as they were rather far. It has some lovely trails and bike paths.
Bring plenty of water hose bug spray. Gets very busy on weekends. Bathhouse are very clean. Washer and dryer available for only a dollar. Museum and camp store. Activity on the weekend.
This campground it not only midway thorough Florida but it offer so much to do! From hiking to boating, fishing to a great restaurant onsite this is a great campground!
We always camp in the primitive sites when we visit. The are large but have minimal shade. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each site and there is a toilet nearby. For showers you have to drive to the regular campground and use theirs. You can purchase firewood in the park as well. There are no hookups at the primitive sites. Behind the primitive sites is a road so you do hear cars and trucks driving by at night.
We were interested in visiting this park because it is one of Florida's oldest state parks. There are many trails you can visit while you are here. These trails are pretty cool because they are all different so you will never get bored. You can either bike, drive or walk there yourself, but there is also a tram tour you can take. There is also a museum in the park as well if you want to learn more about the area.
Highlands hammock primitive campground is in a beautiful area of woods with plenty of tree cover and ground cover. Each camp is nicely spaced apart so you aren’t right on top of your neighbors. You can park directly at your camp ground. Town is fairly close so supplies are just a short drive. The park also has lots of walking trails. The only downside was the road that is about a mile away. It’s a long straightaway in the woods so trucks speed with the quiet area the sound travels which can be a little distrurbing from the nature sounds but not a huge deal.
Stayed here with a group of friends in the tent only area. We had an absolute blast. The tent area isn't as busy as the RV section is, there were a few other people camping but it was still pretty empty. We would drive over to the RV area when we needed showers or real bathrooms. There was a portapotty nearby the tent section. We loved the trails throughout Highlands Hammock, we even found some wild oranges!
It was our first trip in our new RV but have been tent camping there before. On this trip we were treated to a night time tram ride because the 26 species of fireflies were out for a 2 week period. The area is beautiful and shady, staff very friendly, lots of critters on the trails.