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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.


Join one the Preserve’s rangers and take a walk on the wild side.  This leisurely paced excursion onto the Prairie basin via La Chua Trail provides a wonderful opportunity to observe the unusual plants and magnificent animals that inhabit the vast 21,000-acre preserve.  This walk varies in distance from 1 mile to 3 miles depending on conditions, wildlife sightings, and participant preferences.  If you’re feeling up to a 3 mile walk, La Chua Trail ends with an observation deck overlooking Alachua Lake.  Walk is 3 – 4 hours.  There is a 25 person limit.  Call 352-466-4100 for reservations and to confirm walk.

 

Participants meet in the La Chua Trail parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

 

Make your reservations by calling the Visitor Center at 352-466-4100, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

Fee is $2.00 per person.

Participation Requirements

352-466-4100

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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

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - November through April


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