Experience the wildlife and open vistas of Paynes Prairie. If you've never been to Paynes Prairie before, this is a great place to start. On La Chua Trail, you can encounter a little of everything this park has to offer. Water, wildlife, and wide open views - this trail has it all. Each week on Thursday meet a park interpreter near the Alachua Sink, and learn why this feature plays an important role in Florida's first state preserve. Come learn about the park, ask questions, and experience the wild of Paynes Prairie.