Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park


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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park


Location:On US 441, 10 miles south of Gainesville.
Facilities:Full-facility campsites (tents, trailers, or motorized vehicles up to 40 feet long), picnic areas, covered pavilions, multi-use trails, boat ramp, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating (no gasoline motors), canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hiking, backpacking, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Park became Florida's first state preserve in 1971 and has since been designated as a National Natural Landmark. The preserve contains more than 20 distinct biological communities, which provide an array of habitats for various kinds of wildlife, including alligators, bison, wild horses, and some 270 species of birds.
Address:100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Phone:352-466-3397
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie
Size: Nearly 21,000 acres land; 188 acres water.

See other parks in Florida.