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Rainbow Springs State Park

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The best thing about this park is the spring. The water is clear and the surrounding are nature at its best. You can canoe, kayak, paddle board or float on a tube down the clear river. To enjoy the spring you just have to pay $2 per person. I would recommend bringing snorkles, floating noodles and chairs. You can bring...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the park & the knowledgable volunteers :) I have been here several times with visitors & they all enjoy it. Great job with all the animals. It's a beautiful environment for the animals to be in. Thanks for keeping it up so well :)

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is clean, fun to walk around, and family friendly. The spring is 72° year round. We went mid March and it was comfortable to swim in. Bring a mask so you can see into the swimming area. Beautiful fish and blue/green water to view. Make sure you can swim because it is very deep. Only two places to...

Thank Melissa C
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite snorkel spot (so far) in inland Florida. It costs about $5/person to get park wristbands that allow you to use the landing and park facilities. It is worth it. There is a really nice kayak landing near the spring head with reasonably clean plumbed toilets. We usually kayak up the spring head and then snorkel back....

1Thank SEFWT
Fredericktown, Ohio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for pictures and quiet walks on concrete walkways. The trails are not quite up to snuff as they still need some TLC and expansion. The butterfly garden needs some work to get it back to glory. Only one small coney style eatery and one restroom location. The Rainbow river meanders by, with an older area for swimming and...

Thank 636jeff
Central Florida, Florida
Reviewed 14 February 2017

beautiful quiet restful place. the water cascading down some man-made falls are set amidst lush Florida foliage. Great place to hike. The swimming area is especially inviting. recommed visiting for all

1Thank rcwjas
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a great full hook up site, very large secluded sites - camping area is well maintained and rest room are very clean. The camp store is no more and sitting there empty - rec room is a wreck and probably not even open as the back was off the couch and no supplies were out for the pool table...

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Dunnellon, Florida
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is such a pretty place to visit! The walking paths are wonderful with a few man made waterfalls. The springs are gorgeous and they have a place to swim. There is a $3.00 charge per person to enter the grounds. They have a small gift shop that always seems to be closed when we visit.

Thank Sherri9360
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This state park is west of Ocala in Dunnellon. It is easily reached off US 41. A short drive leads to a very large parking lot, then a short walk to the fee station. At the fee station is also a visitor center, gift shop, restrooms, snack bar and outside tables on a large tiered patio overlooking the spring area....

1Thank Lee C
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Rainbow Springs State Park is a wonderful place to visit. There is a great swimming area, a nice gift shop and concession stand with a very picturesque dining area. The trails bring you along the Rainbow River, up small hills where you can sit and gaze at a number of very pretty man made water falls, pass empty enclosures where...

Thank Linda B

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Address: 18185 SW 94th St, Dunnellon, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Dunnellon
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rainbow Springs State Park Hotel Dunnellon
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“this is a park!!!!! Not a hotel :)”
 of 5 bubbles Sherri9360, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Campground available.”
  • View of Rainbow springs head spring and swimming area on right.
 of 5 bubbles LeeH961, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“**I'm rating the actual Rainbow Springs not a Hotel - Trip Advisers this is confusing!”
 of 5 bubbles ckadams2015, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Shady sites are on the east side of the campground”
 of 5 bubbles P4310GIjonathanh, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site from 1-43 for shade.”
 of 5 bubbles 139edc, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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