Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. The Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at both the headsprings and the campground. A picnic area at the spring includes tables, grills, and pavilions. For large gatherings, private pavilions can be reserved. Tubing is not allowed in the headsprings area of the park, but tubers can launch at nearby K.P. Hole County Park. The full-facility campground is about six miles from the day use area. The day use area is located three miles north of Dunnellon on the east side of U.S. 41. The campground is located on S.W. 180th Avenue Road about two miles north of County Road 484 and two miles south of State Road 40.
Birding, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming, Snorkeling, Tubing, Fishing, Camping, and Nature Trails. Nearby is some awesome off-road MTB'ing trails, including Santos.
All reservations for FL Sate parks are made through Reserve America:
http://www.reserveamerica.com/Camping/RAINBOW SPRINGS SP/r/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=campDetail&contractCode=FL&parkId=281211
$19 per night
Q: how much does camping cost here -Guest
A: There are different rates depending on time of week and year you plan on camping. You can make reservations here: http://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com/campsiteFilterAction.do?sitefilter=Tent Only&startIdx=0&contractCode=FL&parkId=281211
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Reviews of Rainbow Springs State Park
Reviewed by Mongoose on July 29, 2009
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This park is absolutely beautiful in all aspects. The swimming is fantastic, especially in the hot sticky summer months of FL. Rangers are very helpful and friendly, facilities were top notch, and the hiking trails were great. Nearby off-road biking at San Felasco and even more challenging terrain at Santos. Highly recommended for nature lovers! We spend time here evry time we go to ride at Santos or SanFelasco.
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