Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

State Park

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Highway 25
Micanopy, FL 32667
352-466-3397
Reservations: 800-326-3521
Official Website

GPS: 29.519, -82.298

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 48
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 92 ft
Max Length: 58 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
AT&T 4G
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VeganRV
Box Elder, SD
34 Winnebago Adventurer
2002 Subaru Forester
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 13

VeganRV would stay here again

“What a park!!”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2017

Overall Rating

Total mind melt when walking from the woods and end up at the prairie. The park was great and we had plenty of room between the sites, we could see our neighbors, but didn’t feel like a sardine.

Great biking (even though I flipped over my handlebars because a bee flew into my beard) throughout the park. Paved and unpaved surfaces, as well as some off-road through the prairie. We saw the wild horses and an alligator, but no bison.

One of our top spots to camp, for sure!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
268 reviews
Nightly rate: $27
Days stayed: 1

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“They say you can see bison...”

Reviewed Jan 10, 2015

Overall Rating

Our campsite was great. A bit small for a state park, but average for Florida state parks.

There are a few trails, one in particular that promises / mentions you might be able to see wild horse, bison and alligators. We saw none of those, but did come across tons of beautiful Floridian foliage, from spanish moss hanging out of live oak trees to palm trees galore (of course!)

We also saw great blue herons, great egrets, and various other smaller birds. Not a ton of mosquitos, but lots of insects and snail-type things if you want to look for them.

My favorite encounter here was while trying to back in. I mean, I'm not a master of backing up the Airstream, but I'm not a novice either. It was just one of those long driving days where a few wrong turns and my screaming children had me disheveled as I went to back into a rather easy spot...

An older gentleman, wife beater tight to his belly and a big smile on his face, approaches the driver side window.

"Hi I'm Jerry," he stuck his hand out, "and I'm a retired truck driver of 40 years and one of your campground hosts, can I help you back up?"

I've learned that no one outside of my family should help me back up, as you know, they're not responsible for any slip ups that may occur, so I politely declined.

I then took about 45 minutes to get us into place, and ended up being significantly crooked.

I'm still wondering if I should have just handed the keys over to Jerry and called it a day. :)

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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A brief stay at Paynes Prairie Our time at O’Leno State Park was briefly interrupted when...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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