ElevationAscent: 2' 0 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 12' 4 m
Low: 12' 4 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 0% (0°)
“Nancy Payton Preserve is a 75-acre mesic pine flatwood which is essential forest habitat for a variety of wildlife.”— Alexandra Sulecki
While the preserve is managed to protect wildlife, running, horseback riding, nature photography and bird watching are uses consistent with the management plan. Access is challenging at this time because the roadway is not paved and is in poor condition with many ruts. However, there is a five-space parking area at the trailhead which can be reached by driving up Blue Sage Drive, an easement road located along the Golden Gate Canal.
There is no water source at the preserve or trash receptacles. Visitors must bring their own water and pack out trash.
In 2008, staff recorded 147 plant species present at Nancy Payton Preserve. Of those, 121, or 82% are native to the site. Five species are protected, including 2 bromeliads and 3 orchids.
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Land Manager: Collier County - Conservation Collier