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About Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Campgrounds in Paynes Prairie Preserve
How many restroom/shower facilities can one campground have?! Come find out at Paynes Prairie Preserve where they have not three, not four, not...
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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!
History of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Waves of diverse people settled the area for over 12,000 years, each wave eager to utilize the lush land to fill their needs. A rich prehistory of Paleo, Cades Pond and Alachua people were followed by the historic Potano Indians, Spanish adventurers, Seminole Indians and finally Americans pushing down from the north. The wilderness, now called Paynes Prairie, has always proved an irresistible lure to the explorer and the adventurer. Hunter/gatherers were followed by hunter/farmers both Native American and European. They were followed by cotton farmers, citrus farmers and then cattlemen.