Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park
Who We Are
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park is a non-profit citizen support organization (CSO) whose mission is to preserve, restore and protect the park, while promoting community involvement. We also strive to enhance visitor's knowledge with education and interpretation; supplement financial support to state funding; and, provide an environment that is healthy, safe, and sustainable.
The CSO was formed in February of 1993 by a group of concerned citizens interested in helping to conserve the natural beauty and historical significance of Highlands Hammock State Park.
What We Do
Promote responsible use of the park and assist the park staff in a variety of projects.
Provide financial support for equipment, infrastructures, amenities and maintenance.
Operate and manage the Hammock Inn Camp Store.
Provide Tram Tours for visitors.
Host Music in the Park and other special events.
Provide community outreach and education.
When We Meet
The Board of Directors meets every month on the second Monday at 5:30 pm.
Location: Administrative Office Conference Room.
All members are welcome.
Yearly membership meeting in November.
ALLIGATOR TRAM TOURS
Tram tours are now being offered daily at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. Tickets are sold only 1 day in advance and the day of the tour. You may purchase your tickets by calling the Hammock Inn Camp Store at (863) 402-0061 or visit the Store in person. Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6 -12, and free for children 5 and under. Food and beverages are permitted, however no pets are allowed.
How to Get Involved
Become a Member
The health and quality of Highlands Hammock State Park depends on the assistance and support of citizens like yourself. Individuals have the power to ensure the preservation of the wildlands in the park and the quality of the visitor's overall experience. Take the first step in making Highlands Hammock State Park the best it can be. Become a member of the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park!
Your support is needed! Highlands Hammock State Park benefits directly through your active participation and patronage.
Support the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park with a one-time or recurring gift that will aid in making improvements to Highlands Hammock State Park.