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Rainbow Springs State Park

19158 SW 81st Place Rd, Dunnellon, FL 34432-2463
+1 352-465-8555
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Great kayak and touring place

We kayaked up to the spring and then downriver to Dunnellon and it was a very enjoyable paddle The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bradenton, Florida

this place was STUNNING. we travelled from Canada to do an underwater photoshoot. The water was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raina M
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“swimming area” (81 reviews)
“rainbow springs” (62 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
19158 SW 81st Place Rd, Dunnellon, FL 34432-2463
+1 352-465-8555
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Reviewed yesterday

We kayaked up to the spring and then downriver to Dunnellon and it was a very enjoyable paddle The crystal clear water and over 200 springs keep the water flowing and clear. The park has multiple hiking trails and we enjoyed those as well. When...More

Thank whishigi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place was STUNNING. we travelled from Canada to do an underwater photoshoot. The water was clean and crystal clear, we were floored by the beauty. Park staff were on the ball making sure guests behaved themselves when we had some teenagers try to fight...More

Thank Raina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place , as described by many others . Took us about 90 mins from our Orlando base . We entered via the Headsprings Entrance . The areas we saw were very well cared for . The staff were helpful and friendly...More

Thank kirstydog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I must say at $2 an adult that is super cheap! This a beautiful park with a swimming area in the spring river with crystal clear water!! There are some lovely walks and water falls to admire along the way. This is an ideal...More

Thank nigel u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 1/2 day between trips, and Rainbow Springs State Park was on the way to the next destination. We had time for a short kayak trip and swimming. The water was 72 degrees F, and very clear. The kayaks were clean and the river...More

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This particular location is the Headsprings Entrance. There are several other entrances to this unique state park depending on what you enjoy doing so plan accordingly. Rainbow Springs State Park, having once been a premier theme park attraction in its day, is now an updated...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is pure Florida. You can see loads of birds, otters, fish and turtles. You can swim, snorkel, kayak, canoe or tube on the river. Or just walk. Just lovely and peaceful.

Thank rschafer2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We do alot of walking and this is the perfect environment for such an activity. We also kayak and paddle board her as well. There is swimming with no life guard, a small restaurant with hot dogs and soda, small gift shop and restrooms. If...More

Thank Fredrick S
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see this place for quite some time and never got to until my family came over to visit from overseas. It was gorgeous! We went on a Thursday (early November) and had the park almost entirely to ourselves. I called ahead to...More

Thank luce_del_nilo
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Off the beaten track, but worth it. Crystal clear water is no exaggeration - it is amazing how far you can see. Smallish designated swimming area, but easy access and facilities. Dive in, snorkel or just float. Rest of park is quaint and slightly ruinous,...More

Thank Tim H
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Meera S
12 November 2017|
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Response from Fredrick S | Reviewed this property |
Hello... you don't have to get here early on the 18th. Summer months would receive the answer of absolutely YES... winter the answer is NO. There are no manatees because of the dam built at the East end of Lake Rousseau... More
28 October 2017|
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Response from C K | Reviewed this property |
I love rainbow springs, and the boat ride which is reasonable and entertaining. The singing Captain!. You will need to take your time and enjoy.
3 October 2017|
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Response from Moniquetravels2much | Reviewed this property |
Tubing is closed from October through March. Perhaps because winter is when the manatees are in the area. But the website shows the swimming area at the head springs is open. I would call and check though to be sure. Hope... More