Friends of Paynes Prairie

Backpack with a Ranger

  • 07 January 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • 08 January 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
  • 3


Registration is closed

If you're interested in taking your next camping venture beyond the campground, but you're not ready to make the trip on your own, then join one of our rangers on a group overnight hike just off the beaten prairie path.  Journey along biologically and historically unique areas, and learn about the Prairie's relationship to people of the past, present, and future.


This overnight trip is a moderately strenuous hike of approximately 6.5 miles over level to slightly rolling terrain.  The pack in, pack out hike begins Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, and concludes on the following Sunday around Noon at the starting point.


Participants will be responsible for packing in (and out) their own camping equipment, food, and water.  A campfire will be provided at the campsite.  There are no sources of drinking water along the trail or at the campsite.


Fee to Attend: $15 Per Person

Limited to 20 People 


The hike is strictly limited to 20 people, and prepaid online registrations are required. 


Registration closes on January 4th. 


Reservations are taken ONLINE only, at


Hike requires a minimum of 5 participants in the total group for the program to happen; if 5 participants do not go, the hike will be cancelled and each participant will be contacted and refunded.


This hike is not recommended for children under 10.


No pets permitted.


Photography may be taken during this event. 


Event Start Time: 10:00am at the La Chua Trail parking lot

Event End Time: Approximately 12:00pm on following day







Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
Goal: $2,000.00
Collected: $1,200.00

Contact Us

Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

Friends of Paynes Prairie
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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