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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Essential Eligibility Criteria


Overnight Backpack Trip

In order to participate in this program, one: 

  • Must be at least ten years old.
  • Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of up to thirty hours.
  • Must have the ability to traverse uneven, rough, wet, and sandy terrain for up to 6 ½ miles with overnight backpacking equipment independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to cook and or prepare self brought food independently or with the assistance of a companion.