La Chua Trail At Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Free with park admission. $4 per vehicle; cash only.
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. Meet a ranger at the first pavilion on the boardwalk, near the Alachua Sink, and learn why this feature plays an important role in Florida's first state preserve. Each week on Saturday morning a ranger will be in this location between 9 and 10 AM to share what makes this park special and provide recommendations for other areas you may want to explore. Come learn about the park, ask questions, and experience the wild of Paynes Prairie with a ranger.