Thank you for your interest in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Our park rangers and volunteers are looking forward to your visit. Whether you are visiting for the day or plan on camping with us for a week, Paynes Prairie has much to offer. Winter is a great time to explore the park. With cool days and cool nights, you and your family can immerse yourselves in The Real Florida....
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Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
Ranger Station Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to Sundown Fridays, Saturdays, and Holidays
Main Entrance Admission
$6.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass
LaChua Trail Admission
$4.00 per vehicle
Bolen Bluff Admission
$2.00 per vehicle, limit 8 people
Picnic Pavilion Rental
$30.00 plus tax - Picnic pavilion seats 65 people
$18.00 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. Includes water and electricity.
Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100% disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50% discount on current base campsite fees (Proof of eligibility).
Primitive Camping (hike in only)
$5.00 per person, per night