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Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon

(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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  • it's a great place to see and relax you can canoe,kayak,swimming etc. or just a place to enjoy the natural beauty  more »
  • For only $2 you can walk shaded pathways lined with azaleas and camellias, see 3 waterfalls, swim in Crystal,clear spring water or picnic. What more could you ask for?  more »
  • Great tubing/ kayaking location. Motor Boats are allowed. Make sure water bottles are non disposal. Bring snacks in Rubbermaid containers not Ziploc bags.  more »
  • We had tubed the river that morning with Nature Quest, then used our parking receipt from that entrance to get into the headsprings for free. We had a blast swimming and snorkeling in the springs. Our only suggestion would be to bring some sort of floating device--it looked like pool noodles and life vests were really the only things allowed--because the water is too deep for anyone to stand. There are a couple underwater rock piles, but they're in high demand (and really only useful for people who are over 5'5', by my estimate). We also had fun exploring the old trails and waterfalls from when the place was a theme park. Lots of people were out grilling and having picnics, with a good bit of grassy area available to do so!
  • Very pretty park. Clean and super pretty. Water was crystal clear and made for some great photos and snorkeling. Spotted some wildlife and had a great time. Good little gift shop that has some cute little things that are reasonably priced. Talked with the park ranger regarding camping. Will definitely be back with our camper for a longer stay!
  • If there were 6 stars, i would give them a six. The staff is very friendly, the park is not oversubscribed which makes it quite peaceful to walk the grounds. The springs are impeccable and quite tempting, although they are chilly. I have seen so much wildlife here including hawks, eagles, hummingbirds, a large assortment of hummingbirds and other songbirds. I really enjoy spending time in the park!
  • I came here as a kid, and now I was able to bring my own kids. It's a beautiful park, and the water is cool and refreshing on a hot summer's day.
  • Not like it used to be. Pay $15 to enter park and that pays for your tram ride and float rental. It says the tube run is about 2 hours, but its closer to 1 hour. You get in with everyone else on your tram ride at the same time... so everyone is kind of clustered together the whole time. So you all end at the same time also. Which means 30 people are trying to exit the river at the same time. Doesnt work so well. Then if you want to swim in the spring head, you have to drive to another park entrance about 2 miles away. If you have your receipt for the tubing part, you get into the springhead park for free. Otherwise, its an additional $2 per person. There is a gift shop and concession stand, pathway to walk that leads to falls and then you can rent kayaks there also. It was very pretty!!