The Paynes Creek Historic State Park is a state park in Bowling Green, Florida. It is also a historic site best noted for being the venue of the Payne?s Creek Massacre and the location of the old Fort Chokonikla.
The story of the Paynes Creek Historic State Park goes back to the 1840s, when settlers and the Seminole Indians fought for the area. Originally, the land was home to the Native Americans, but settlers drove them away. There was a treaty, though, but not all of the tribe members were so compliant to it. They attacked the settlers, so the Fort Chokonikla was created to protect the settlers.
Today, the Paynes Creek Historic State Park preserves the historic site. There are also tons of activities to enjoy while in the site, including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and bird and butterfly watching.
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