Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 700 acre Seminole County Natural Lands gem of a park located in Oviedo near Lake Jesup. More than 4 ½ miles of marked trails await hikers and bikers, along with many more miles of unmarked service roads. Impressive boardwalks raise you above swamp lands and deposit you in pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub.
Bobcats, deer, owls and many other fauna call this home. Birdsong often fills the air. Bushes rustle with movement. Wildflowers, ferns, palms and pines welcome you through the varying habitats, along with butterflies and dragonflies.
Family-friendly and easy to navigate, this is an enjoyable day hike. However, even with the boardwalks there may be areas that remain wet and/or muddy after heavy rains and during the summer rainy months. Be sure to bring insect repellent, especially if you plan on lingering in the swamp area. There are also some open areas, so sunscreen and sunglasses may be welcome.
Know Before You Go! Check out the Photo Gallery and WonderMap (below), along with the links provided. If it piques your interest, check it out. If not, check our Bucket List and Where-to-Go to find the spots you just have to experience. Whatever you do, have fun out there!
Black Hammock Wilderness Area WonderMap. TIP: Click on waypoint flags for GPS location photos.
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3276 Howard Avenue
Oviedo, FL 32765