Look for an established, or already existing, campsite to set up your hammock. As prescribed by Leave No Trace principles: “Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.” Also from LNT: “Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.” If you are hammocking in a large group, consider breaking down into smaller groups to prevent unnecessary disturbance.
Make sure that the area allows for hammocking. Florida state parks, for instance, prohibit hanging hammocks, so double check to avoid getting in trouble or disturbing any conservation efforts. We recommend you check with the local authorities in the area you are heading before you leave.