Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

We will meet in front of Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot at Orange Park Mall for those who want to carpool. The address is:1940 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL, 32073. We will wait until 8:15 to leave. The drive will take 1 1/2 hours. My cell number is[masked] in case you need to call or text me.

We will then drive to Micanopy FL to the preserve:
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, Florida 32667

Fee Schedule
Main Entrance Admission
$6.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle

Paynes Prairie is biologically, geologically and historically unique. This park became Florida´s first state preserve in 1971 and is now designated as a National Natural Landmark. Noted artist and naturalist William Bartram called it the great Alachua Savannah when he wrote about his visit to the prairie in 1774.

More than 20 distinct biological communities provide a rich array of habitats for wildlife and livestock, including alligators, bison, horses and more than 270 species of birds. Exhibits and an audio-visual program at the visitor center explain the area´s natural and cultural history. A 50-foot-high observation tower near the visitor center provides a panoramic view of the preserve.

After the preserve, if you want we can go the historical town of Micanopy for some lunch and more photo opts!

Things to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes
Tripods
Long lenses
Bug spray
Snacks and water
Entrance fees in cash

http://www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie/

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  • Jake

    Can't wait to do another trail.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • bob

    Well I all I have to say BIG Gator OMG

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Debbie B.

    Great park, can't wait it go back and see the other trails!

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Jake

    I think I've found the pizza place. Leonardo's?

    January 4, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      Blue highway pizzeria on hey 441

      January 4, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      204 Be Hwy 441 Micanopy

      January 4, 2014

  • Jake

    Just parked at the trail

    January 4, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      We took a wrong turn. Be there soon

      January 4, 2014

    • bob

      send the buffalo to find us.

      January 4, 2014

  • Debbie B.

    Please let me know if you will be meeting me at the Mall or at the park so I can look for you!

    December 29, 2013

    • Jake

      Where at the mall are you?

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • Debbie B.

      Adjacent to Buffalo wild wings

      January 4, 2014

  • bob

    need my focus filter

    January 1, 2014

  • Abdullah

    Will try to rent a car and join you guys, i still haven't got my own yet.

    December 27, 2013

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