Rainbow Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon: Address, Phone Number, Rainbow Springs State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Rainbow Springs State Park
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Sandtom
Florida330 contributions
Beautiful park
Apr. 2021
Beautiful park with large, very well kept campsites and clean facilities. We only stayed one night but two would have been better for more exploring. Great place from which to visit nearby Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens and Devil's Sink Hole.
Written May 1, 2021
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Keith W
8 contributions
Great, Well Maintained State Park with Friendly Staff
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Peaceful, Excellent Staff with well maintained/clean areas. It's a "hit/miss" on the time you get there due to the Covid Virus. Truthfully I don't know how many people are allowed in at this time. If you're going on the river (canoeing or kayaking) make sure you sign in asap... you might have to wait awhile before 3:00. p.m. Swimming stops at 4:00 p.m. Overall, great place to spend the day with family, etc.
Written April 10, 2021
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AWHEMH
Southington, OH79 contributions
great camping
Feb. 2021
we try to come here every year as we are snowbirds and love camping and this campground is a favorite ,most sites are very spacious and well maintained, water, electric, and sewer are provided
Written March 29, 2021
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Lila T
Charleston, SC140 contributions
Beautiful park
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Nice old park with walk ways and trails, pretty waterfalls, great swimming area and kayak and canoes rentals. The headwaters are so beautiful, and there are wonderful views here. We rented a canoe and paddled in the rainbow river. It is so clear, and you can see the fish and turtles all around. Wonderful birds in the area too. No manatees here, though.
Written February 27, 2021
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Janis H
Ocala, FL3,590 contributions
Serenity, beauty, blue-green clear water of the river itself, falls to photograph.
Feb. 2021
This park is reasonably priced to visit at $2 per person, the grounds are impeccable, there are flowers blooming everywhere, the falls are crystal clear and offer great photo ops, the blue-green water at the swimming area and the river itself is supreme plus ample free parking.
The varied azaleas are blooming with lots of buds yet to open. The Camellia are beautiful and enjoyable to see.
Rainbow Springs State Park is.....Delightful. What an awesome experience under Florida's blue, blue sky.
Written February 21, 2021
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eal24601
Myrtle Beach, SC63 contributions
Beautiful!
Jan. 2021
Beautiful, serene park! We walked around a little, watching people swim and kayak, before deciding to swim ourselves. The water was so clear and we saw several kinds of fish and turtles. We can not wait to come back and swim again.
Written January 30, 2021
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jackbauerTX
306 contributions
Economical for water activities but lacking in the nature trails
Dec. 2020 • Family
Went here on a Tuesday and it was an ok time. The place is beautiful and is the beginning of the springs. Water is crystal clear and ideal for kayaking and swimming. We decided for a hike since it was a little on the cool side for swimming and the trails left you yearning for more. If you compare to the st George trail over in Ocala National Park it loses big time. Mostly sandy pine forest with not so much scenery of the spring. I would come here only if I was planning to swim. Cost was $2/person so very reasonable compared to surrounding sites.
Written December 29, 2020
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froggy777
3 contributions
Rainbow Springs
Nov. 2020
It was our first visit to the park. I’ve seen pictures so I was looking forward to seeing the park. We stayed at the campground which was a few miles down the road. I didn’t realize when I booked that they were separate, but that was ok. The springs are beautiful. We rented a kayak at the campground and kayaked up river to the spring head. There is no shallow part for the kids at the springs so I would not recommend for kids that can’t swim. The park was really pretty. We loved the nature trails and the butterfly garden. We wanted to see the waterfalls but only one was working. The main waterfalls were not working and appear to have been down for a few years. Lots of weeds and looks like lots of run down areas. There is no zoo, even though there are signs. Just weeds. Overall it was still really beautiful but the park does need some tlc. Would love to see all the waterfalls up and running.
Written November 16, 2020
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nicoltje
Miramar, FL81 contributions
Pleasant Stroll
Oct. 2020
Just expecting a spot to take a quick dip and a stroll to a small waterfall, I was very pleased with my visit. The price was right and the grounds were more extensive than I had anticipated.
Although, please be careful if you go for a walk. There are yellow painted bumps, which can be quite slippery. Perhaps rain or sprinklers had dampened the grounds prior... In any event, I took a spill. If you are at increased risk for fractures or bleeding, I hope you'll be cautious.
Written October 16, 2020
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Heather F
51 contributions
We went for the hike
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Though we walked around the spring and paved area, we chose to go on a hike. We went the yellow trail. Was a beautiful hike with varied scenery. Not a hard hike at all with level terrain...though it is a dirt trail. Well marked. We saw deer twice. Definitely worth it. All total from entrance it was just over 3 miles.
Written October 12, 2020
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