View ranger programs taking place in:
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.