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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

 Ranger Programs at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

FAMILY BIRDING AT PAYNES PRAIRIE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

First Saturday of every month November through April


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WILDLIFE WALK
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Second Saturday of the month, November through March.


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CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Every Saturday evening, November to February.


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JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Self Guided


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RANGER'S CHOICE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

4th and 5th Saturday of the month - November through March


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RIM RAMBLE HIKE
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Every 3rd Saturday - November through March


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GENTLE WALK AND TALK
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, November through March.


Join us for a Gentle Walk and Talk on La Chua Trail every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, November through March.  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Meet at the La Chua Trail parking lot.

This gentle walk of approximately one mile will take you to the edge of the flooded prairie basin. Challenge yourself to identify birds, trees, and wildflowers, or just enjoy a peaceful stroll. If lucky, the sandhill cranes, bison, or wild horses may be seen. This walk is suitable for those who aren't ardent hikers but still want to have an outdoor Paynes Prairie experience. The pace is slow and comfortable and along the way we will stop and talk about what we see. Your guide will share Paynes Prairie history, including a tour of the old Camp Ranchhorse barn. Bring your binoculars, field guides, and water. Be sure to wear sunscreen, closed toe shoes, and a hat or sunglasses.

Cost is $2.00 per Person

Pay Onsite - Cash Only Please!

10 Person Limit

Register for this event and learn more at Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.

Photography and/or video may be taken during this event.

Participation Requirements

For more information, call 352-466-4100 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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