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About Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Nestled in the northern reaches of Florida, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a sprawling savanna that’s been designated a U.S. National Natural Landmark. The 85-square-kilometre state park is a unique natural attraction comprising numerous ecosystems and providing for various types of flora and fauna.

Almost 300 species of birds can be seen in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park throughout the year, along with alligators, deer, bison and wild horses. The park features eight hiking trails, including one around Lake Wauburg and the challenging 26-kilometre-long Gainesville-to-Hawthorne State Trail. You can also enjoy geocaching, cycling and camping alongside the lake.

Prefer to get out on the water? You can go canoeing or kayaking on Lake Wauburg or cast a line out for bass, bream and speckled perch. Picnic tables and barbecue grills are positioned throughout the state park and there’s an amphitheatre that can be used to host weddings with Lake Wauburg as a picturesque backdrop.

Getting there

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is about 15 minutes’ drive from Gainesville, where you can fly into Gainesville Regional Airport. You can also drive there in just over 1.5 hours from Jacksonville, which is serviced by Jacksonville International Airport. You can catch the 128 bus from the University of Florida to the state park in one hour.

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Wyndham Garden Gainesville

Wyndham Garden Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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6.6
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Situated in Gainesville, Wyndham Garden Gainesville offers stylish 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also provides a safe, a free shuttle service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

GatorTown Inn

GatorTown Inn
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Gainesville, Florida
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Situated in Gainesville, GatorTown Inn provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also offers a safe, a playground and a 24-hour reception.

Budget Inn - Gainesville

Budget Inn - Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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5.3
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Budget Inn - Gainesville provides a comfortable setting while in Gainesville. It also features a 24-hour reception, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Scottish Inn Gainesville

Scottish Inn Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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2.0
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Boasting a swimming pool, Scottish Inn Gainesville is situated in Gainesville and offers comfortable accommodation. It also features a 24-hour reception.

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites Gainesville

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites Gainesville offers a comfortable setting when in Gainesville.

Quality Inn University

Quality Inn University
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Gainesville, Florida
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Good, 7.6
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Quality Inn University is located in Gainesville and offers complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Home2 Suites By Hilton Gainesville

Home2 Suites By Hilton Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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Superb, 9.2
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Home2 Suites By Hilton Gainesville provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Gainesville. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

Quality Inn Gainesville I-75

Quality Inn Gainesville I-75
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Gainesville, Florida
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6.9
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Quality Inn Gainesville I-75 is located in Gainesville and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms.

Econo Lodge University Gainesville

Econo Lodge University Gainesville
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Gainesville, Florida
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6.2
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Econo Lodge University Gainesville is located in Gainesville and offers free Wi-Fi. It is also a brief car ride from the Florida Museum of Natural History and the George A. Smathers Libraries.

Rodeway Inn Gainesville - University Area

Rodeway Inn Gainesville - University Area
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Gainesville, Florida
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5.4
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Situated in Gainesville, the motel is within a 20-minute drive of Gainesville Regional Airport and offers an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

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