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Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon

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4.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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  • Took thirty photographers out to the park to shoot the flowers, and waterfalls. A beautiful day, with the entire place to ourselves. Wonderful! 
  • My friend and I had a great time at rainbow springs! We stayed in the camp ground over night. It was quite, clean and peaceful. Not much hiking to do at the campground .... but we spent most of the da...  read more »
  • We love this state park, such a nice place to visit. The waterfalls along the walking path are nice change from some of the other parks in the area. 
  • This state park is so beautiful! I love coming here to swim or kayak or just chill out by the water. They also have great hiking with some pretty waterfalls and a weird but cool old abandoned zoo complex. And it's only $2 to get in. There's a ton of parking so except for on holiday weekends there is always somewhere to park. Holiday weekends they fill the lot but they always have staff working to try and get everyone a spot.
  • 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!!
  • Amazing experience going up and down this river. On a single occasion I've ever seen an otter here! Lot's of tubers and a good amount or boats as well. It's second favorite spring I've been to, Weeki Wachee my first, but it's still a 5 star as it is totally worth your time to stop here.
  • Can we just say awesome place!!! Beautiful water. We've kayaked it a couple times. I can't wait to go back and tube it. The water cold but after a hot day it's refreshing. The water is clearer than most places. Great place for a family
  • This is the most beautiful springs around Gainesville, clear water (clearest among weeki wache, ginnie, blue, silver springs). 72C water throughout which is nice, kind of deep at many places so good for swimming.
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