How many restroom/shower facilities can one campground have?! Come find out at Paynes Prairie Preserve where they have not three, not four, not five but… TWO. Oh wait, just two. Well for 50 sites, that’s still a pretty darn good ratio! With so many fun activities on the metaphorical horizon, you’ll want to wake up even before the first rays of the sun peek their golden heads above the literal horizon - just so you’ll have enough time to fit everything in! Situated right next to Lake Wauberg, why not start with some fun on the water? These grounds are for tents and RVs and come equipped with lantern posts, grills, picnic tables and on-site or nearby water and electricity.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
46 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Paynes Prairie Campground.

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Hipcamper Txong
Txong M.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2018

Payne's Prairie is the only place in Florida where you can find alligators, bison, and horses roaming in the wild. It is a vast prairie that will flood in the rainy times of the year, so bring your boots if you plan on hiking. This is a great spot for bird watching, camping, hiking and fishing in the lake or creeks. Definitely worth visiting for a true sense of real Florida.

Hipcamper Julie Ann
Julie Ann D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 15th, 2017

This was an awesome sight if you love wildlife. Otherwise there isn't much else to do. We went on a walk around the prairie and saw wild horses while a pack of buffalo blocked the rest of the trail. We also saw a variety of birds and weren't lucky enough to see any gators while we were there, though we heard plenty of stories. I was happy about that! We took some video footage and it was compromised, so we will be back again and I'll leave a more in depth review. All in all it was a well kept location!

Hipcamper Teresa C.
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August 16th, 2018
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November 1st, 2018
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May 26th, 2017
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March 15th, 2017
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January 25th, 2017
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
United States
Phone Number
(352) 466-3397
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29.528° N, 82.295° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 32 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 14 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)