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Paynes Creek Historic State Park

888 Lake Branch Rd, Bowling Green, FL 33834-4078
+1 863-375-4717
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Peaceful visit

Historic site with a great visitor's center. Lots of trails that give a view of the Florida of the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Gretchen W
Treasure to explore

Small but excellent interpretive centre presenting history of area. Nearby trails along scenic... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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888 Lake Branch Rd, Bowling Green, FL 33834-4078
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Historic site with a great visitor's center. Lots of trails that give a view of the Florida of the past. Great picnic areas and an awesome playground for the kids.

Thank Gretchen W
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Small but excellent interpretive centre presenting history of area. Nearby trails along scenic river and pleasant picnic play area.

Thank weetrip
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We took a group of 20 middle and high school students and parents for a quick 2-night camp out. The primitive site was the perfect size for our group. As a primitive site, there was no running water. Flush toilet or shower. There was a...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We walked the peace river trail. It was beautiful and peaceful! The state park is very small and well-maintained. The picnic area also had a playground and would be a great place for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This park has something for history buffs, hikers, bird watchers and paddlers. We visited early in the morning (in the month of July) as we knew it would "get right hot" as they say in these parts, not to mention that thunder storms pop up...More

Thank Granitegirl57
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I came hiking here on a Saturday. We were blown away by the serene nature of this park. The trails wind along the creek and river which were teeming with fish. There are several miles of excellent hiking trails to explore as...More

Thank newlymarriedman12
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Payne was one of the clerks killed by Seminole attackers at the Kennedy-Darling "Indian" trading post located in the park, which was part of Fort Chokonikla in the so-called Second Seminole War, when the US sought to remove the indigenous native Americans from this part...More

1  Thank JohnEO
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great place to stop and visit. The visitors center has a history of the Seminole Wars and a site where a fort was built. Also has walking trails around the park which is great for seeing some wildlife. The trail also goes along the Peace...More

Thank Armand P
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you like history, as I do, Paynes Creek Historic Park is highly recommended if you want to learn about the Seminole Indians and the US Military in Florida. Besides the history lesson, you can also hike, canoe and picnic.

1  Thank Edward O
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Great little park nice trails one that goes over a suspension bridge to take you to the burial site of one of the settlers.

Thank priscilla m
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