The park's oldest inhabitant is a mammoth live oak which is documented as Florida's fifth largest, and is most likely more than 300 years old. Although we did not see this oak we saw a couple of others that were impressive!
There's also the Dead River Marsh, home to wading birds and other species, along with alligators, otters, and more.
We thought we had great views of pileated woodpeckers at Highlands Hammock State Park, well, we awoke to two of these birds above our picnic table,doing their "Kik-kik-kik" call, and pecking away at limbs, sending pieces of bark down our way. Here's a photo, and if you're lucky, you might see the pileated!