Event is free with regular park admission ($6 per vehicle)
Experience the wildlife and open vistas of Paynes Prairie. If you've never been to this awesome park before, this is a great place to start. On the La Chua Trail, you can encounter a little of everything this park has to offer. Water, wildlife, and wide open views -the boardwalk has it all. Meet a park interpreter near the Alachua Sink, ask questions, pick up a junior ranger packet, and learn why this feature plays an important role in Florida's first state preserve. Discover why this park is special and get recommendations for other areas you may want to explore.