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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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Family Fave!

We’re Tampa locals and this spot is one of our faves to steal away to and get a break from the busy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PK H
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Florida
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Cool off in the swimming area

This place is amazing! There is a $2 fee per person but that’s cheaper than any pool around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie M
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Norwalk, Iowa
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (88 reviews)
“state park” (72 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
19158 SW 81st Place Rd, Dunnellon, FL 34432-2463
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+1 352-465-8555
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"swimming area"
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"butterfly garden"
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"state park"
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"rainbow springs"
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"gift shop"
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"per person"
in 45 reviews
"noodles"
in 40 reviews
"the river"
in 135 reviews
"year round"
in 30 reviews
"canoe rentals"
in 9 reviews
"fish"
in 44 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 15 reviews
"head springs"
in 24 reviews
"natural beauty"
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"entrance fee"
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"picnic lunch"
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"crystal clear water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’re Tampa locals and this spot is one of our faves to steal away to and get a break from the busy beaches and traffic. Perfect for families with small to older children. Truly unique and the colors of the water is like a jewel....More

Thank PK H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! There is a $2 fee per person but that’s cheaper than any pool around. Water is 72 degrees year round. So clear. Great place to cool off. We drove there after finishing kayaking Dow the river for a nice swim. You...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Early spring is the best time to see the many azaleas and camellias etc. The trails are well maintained and mostly paved, There is a large area roped off for swimming. Some swim there all year round as the water temp stays between 68 to...More

1  Thank GigiB628
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful river, great trails. Make sure you check out the waterfalls too. We just moved to Dunnellon and couldn't be happier.

Thank aCraftyStitch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to see this park since we were visiting the west side of the state. Unfortunately, it was thundering and sprinkling rain when we arrived, but we decided to brave it and do a quick walk around to see the waterfalls and spring since...More

Thank cmanofcape
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove two hours to the river first for the 2-hour tubing which was a very leisurely slow experience... there’s no current so you need to swim or pedal. I didn’t like touching the weeds in the water as they were every where. We saw...More

1  Thank Maryanne K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit rainbow springs very often usually after 4pm. The water is always clear. Bathrooms are always clean. It’s a great spot for family fun.

Thank Jarell F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this place since childhood. I take my children as well. This historical park is a gem of the state. Rainbow River State Park is not only fun and full of wildlife, but calming, centering and refreshing. The ancient waters that...More

Thank Julia J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful area. The state park has lovely paved short walking trails and an amazingly clear river with a swim area. Worth a visit as a stop to stretch or as a day visit. Being everything you need, though, towels, food, maybe bug spray. It...More

1  Thank SGZ1415
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Rainbow Springs is an Old Florida attraction that showcased some of Florida's natural wonders to tourists long before Orlando became a primary destination, after being open to the public for decades it closed in the 1970s and thankfully the State of Florida purchased it and...More

Thank Ryan W
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Mimi P
23 May 2018|
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Response from tampacubana2015 | Reviewed this property |
The day we visited the tubing entrance was not open, but if you call, I'm sure they would be able to answer your question: Phone: (352) 465-8555 Good luck!
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Hannah S
21 May 2018|
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Response from Linko38 | Reviewed this property |
We also rented a glass bottom boat down the road. It was so much fun. We were given bread to feed the fish. The one thing you can do is walk the trails to see the numerous waterfalls 😀
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