Year of 2017

Hammock camping on the Econlockhatchee River in Florida

If you’re celebrating National Hammock Day today, we envy you and your comfortable ways, just as we envy this hammock camper along the banks of the Econlockhatchee River in Florida. The upper course of the Econlockhatchee is just outside Orlando, where it flows through a portion called the Econlockhatchee River Swamp. As it pushes east, the river winds through the Little Big Econ State Forest, where kayakers may take a break from the river’s nearly 55-mile path to come ashore and camp in hammock tents like the one seen in this photo. For those folks, every day is hammock day.

The Econlockhatchee River is an 87.7-kilometer-long north-flowing blackwater tributary of the St. Johns River, the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida. The Econ River flows through Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties in Central Florida, just east of the Orlando Metropolitan Area. It is a designated Outstanding Florida Waters.
Source elevation: 92′ 0″ (28.04 m)
Mouth elevation: 2 feet 11 inches (0.90 meter)
Length: 54.50 miles (87.70 km)
Mouth: St. Johns River
Source: Lake Conlin
Location: United States