One of the best times to visit Payne's Creek Historic State Park is winter. The air is drier, the river is usually at a great level for paddling, the trails are dry and there are awesome opportunities for great photos! If you are looking for a great daytime getaway, the trip here is worth it. We have trails that lead you along the Peace River and Payne's Creek, trails that lead you to higher...
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!Reenactment re-scheduled for 2019
Due to upgrades to the event area this year, the Payne's Creek Historic State Park Reenactment will be post-poned until next year (2019).
!Suspension Bridge Closed
The suspension bridge which goes over Payne's Creek to the Payne/Whidden monument site will be closed for a few months for extensive maintenance and repairs. Please keep checking the website to see when it it open to the public again. The Visitor Center, Kennedy-Darling Trading Post site and Fort Chokonikla site are open and are well worth the visit! We also have beautiful hiking trails, fishing, picnic areas and a canoe launch available.