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Attention: Please be advised that the water will be off in the campground at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 27, 2015. The reason for the closure is to clean and inspect the water tank. There will be a boil water notice in place through Friday January 30, 2015.
Attention: The Visitor Center observation tower is closed for repairs effective 01/28/14. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please call the Ranger Station for updates at (352) 466-3397.
PAYNES PRAIRIE SP, FL
This 22,000-acre preserve is among the most significant natural and historic areas in Florida. In 1774, noted artist and naturalist William Bartram wrote a detailed description of this area, calling it the "great Alachua Savannah." The park offers hiking, bird watching, fishing, camping, picnicking, and bicycling. Natural and cultural exhibits are located in the visitors center.
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Alerts and Important InformationThe park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival. No collecting of firewood.
Camping gear must be placed in designated areas only.
No hanging nor tying of anything on vegetation.
All sites have a picnic table and ground grill.
Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.
Campsites 19 thru 33 are walk in tent camping only sites. Vehicles must be left in the parking area and all items carried in and out of the campsite (up to 250 feet from parking area).Sites 001, 003, 008, 011, 015, 037, 041, 044 - 046, 049, 050 are RV sites that have tent pads 14 x 14.
No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
GPS Coordinates: N 29'31'11, W 82'17'40
The main entrance to the park is located 10 miles south of Gainesville, or 1 mile north of Micanopy, on US 441. From Interstate 75 take exit 374 (Micanopy), take County Road 234 east 1 mile to US 441, proceed north on US 441 1/4 mile to park entrance (Savannah Boulevard).
Mailing Address:PAYNES PRAIRIE SP
100 SAVANNAH BOULEVARD
MICANOPY FL 32667-9702
Phone Number:Information: (352)466-3397