Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

100 Savanah Blvd.
Micanopy, FL 32667- Map It
(352) 466-3397

AAA Editor Notes

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 1 mi. n. on US 441, encompasses 21,000 acres of freshwater marsh, hammocks, pine flatwoods, swamps and ponds. More than 30 miles of trails are available, including the 16-mile Gainesville to Hawthorne State Trail. Visitor center exhibits interpret the natural and cultural history of this important ecological area. A 50-foot observation tower stands near the center of the preserve and a recreation area is at Lake Wauberg. Pets on leash are allowed only in designated areas. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people), $4 (motorcyclists or single-occupant private vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). LaChua Trail $4. Bolen Bluff Trail $2.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. Visitor center open daily 9-4. Ranger-led activities are available November through March by reservation.