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What a fantastic park to visit. So many things to do and see. Make certain you go to both sides of the park because the north side and south side are so different. I'd go to the south side first since that is where the...More
One of the features of Florida that most of the visitors who fly in to Orlando miss is the huge number of State Parks that there are to visit. These give an excellent view of the natural Florida, not the man made.
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This is the nicest state park we’ve seen in all of Florida. It has lots of hiking trails and magnificent views from the Visitor Center and observation towers. We saw a small herd of bison which are extremely rare in Florida.
Paynes Prairie offers a range of camping and hiking options, including trails once trod by explorer William Bartram in the 18th C. You can see deer, wild horses, alligators, a variety of birds and, if you're fortunate, bison. I've seen plenty of evidence of where...More
I enjoy Florida history and the outdoors, and Payne's Prairie combines both. It is 90% outdoors and 10% history but what a rich history it is. The area was settled by the Spanish, Seminoles, United States and various cowboys, in addition to being visited by...More