Payne’s Prairie

Photo Spot Summary

Category: Landscape

Country: United States

State: Florida

City: Gainesville

GPS Latitude: 29.610256

GPS Longitude: -82.304504

Directions: The main entrance to this state preserve is located at 100 Savannah Blvd; Micanopy, FL 32667 (the south side). However, the north side of the park has the La Chua Trail, which is a 2 to 2 1/2 mile walk along a flood savanna/dike that allows for excellent views.

Photo Spot Details

There are hundreds of alligators and birds in the preserve. Preserve is not open until 08:00 AM. More scenic after rains as the alligators will be more visible on the bank due to a higher water table; too low and the dike reveals more alligators but with a muddy backdrop.

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NIKON D750 + 24-120mm f/4 @ 120mm, ISO 640, 1/125, f/14
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NIKON D750 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 24mm, ISO 3200, 1/1, f/11

Map

Payne’s Prairie

4270 SE 15th St, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA

 

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