Paynes Creek Historic State Park


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Paynes Creek Historic State Park


Location:0.5 mile southeast of Bowling Green on Lake Branch Road.
Facilities:Youth camping area, picnic tables, pavilions, playground, trails, visitor center, restrooms (é).
Activities:Fishing, canoeing, hiking, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Fort Chokonikla was the first in a chain of forts constructed in the 1840s to control the Seminoles. The Seminoles didn't want war and never attacked the fort, but the Army was nearly defeated by disease-carrying mosquitoes. A museum at the park's visitor center depicts the lives of Florida's Seminole Indians and the pioneers in this area during the 19th Century.
Address:888 Lake Branch Rd
Bowling Green, FL 33834

Phone:863-375-4717
Fax:863-375-4510
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/paynescreek
Size: 396 acres.

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Paynes Creek Historic State Park 888 Lake Branch Rd, Bowling Green, FL 33834