Rainbow River

Rainbow River, Dunnellon: Address, Phone Number, Rainbow River Reviews: 4.5/5

Rainbow River
4.5
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zimmys57
Delavan, WI704 contributions
Great kayaking experience
Apr. 2021
Beautiful river with the crystal clear spring water. Saw lots of turtles, various bird life, and even some otters. It was enjoyable 3 -4 hours on a bright sunny day.
Written May 9, 2021
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tiffany b
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TUBERS BEWARE!!!!!
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Tubing here is extremely dangerous. Extreme risk of drowning possible (confirmed drownings in the past). The depth of the river goes from 4ft to 30ft without notice. The tubes are extremely large and if you fall off it will be extremely hard if not impossible to get back on. The winds will push you into the sides of the river and its a natural habit with alligators. I'm a strong swimmer and I strongly advise against location. If you still go, only do kayaking for a measure of safety.
Written April 26, 2021
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Kami
Florida128 contributions
Great Day Trip
Mar. 2021
Beautiful 72 degree water year round. Crystal clear water is great for snorkeling, swimming. Paddleboards and kayaks are for rent by the hour - not all places do this. We went boarding for our first time on this beautiful river and highly recommend it for beginners. The shop and snack bar are closed, so bring your own. The entrance is $2/pp CASH, so be prepared, as the lady at the booth is scary!!
Written March 4, 2021
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John C
Fitchburg, MA856 contributions
One of the best!
Feb. 2021 • Friends
Love all the natural springs Florida has to offer. Came down from Massachusetts to get away from the pandemic and get some fresh air. My brother and I rented kayaks to explore this area. All I can say is wow! We did a full 7.6 MI starting from KP hole launch area and took a left to go to the State Park and went back to drop off a kayaks from where we rented them. The water was beautiful and the abundance of birds you see is great. So lots of turtles and took details into smaller outlets throughout the river. If this doesn't distress you then I don't know what will. Will post lots of pictures so you can see what I saw if you ever in the central Florida area north of Orlando you must try this out.When I was down here besides going to the spring I also went to juniper springs and Crystal River to check out three sisters springs with all the manatees. Hope this review helps.
Written February 14, 2021
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kimberlyhev61
Fort Pierce, FL8 contributions
Beautiful Place to Renew the Spirit!
Oct. 2020
This was by far the most enjoyable and relaxing kayak trip we've ever taken. The river was crystal clear and flat calm. Effortless float in lovely surroundings... Can't wait to go again!
Written October 20, 2020
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Esme Jimenez Maldonado
Margate, FL54 contributions
Cold!!!
Sep. 2020 • Family
The water was freezing but it felt good after a hot day!!! We didn’t get to stay at KP hole to long since it started to rain. Florida weather is unpredictable!
Written September 28, 2020
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hcbflorida
Fort Myers, FL102 contributions
Don't go in a storm
Jul. 2020
I wanted so much to love this tubing trip. Tubing has always been a favorite summer activity for me. But when we went, it was just before a storm. I heard they closed it down after our tram. Anyway, the storm made the water feel freezing. There was lightening and thunder all around. We kept getting blown into the trees and grasses on the bank. It was a miserable 2.5 hours and we swore never to do it again. I'm sure this was entirely because of the stormy conditions. The houses you see on the float are actually so cool to look at. Lots of birds as well. The staff at the office and tram were great. We only took a Go Pro and a dry bag for keys. I would recommend if you go earlier in the day and be mindful of weather.
Written August 11, 2020
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Claytron0
Tampa, FL14 contributions
A “meh” tubing experience
Aug. 2020
We recently went tubing down the Rainbow River. A few things should be noted: (1) no coolers, food or beverages [except water] are allowed - you could probably smuggle alcohol in using a thermos, tho (2) it’s $22/person, regardless if you bring your own tubes or not. I went a few years ago and coolers were allowed, it no alcohol. Now, there are no coolers or alcohol for tubers. I can live without alcohol. But tubing for 2-4 hours without food or drink is a little rough.

Aside from the no food or drink situation, Dunellon is redneck central. People were joking cigarettes on the river and there was a ton of boat traffic. That combined with the many, many houses on the river kind of detracts from what could be a naturally beautiful area. The water is crystal clear and a cool 72 degrees. And there is some wildlife on the river, too.

All-in-all, next time I think we’ll drive a little further to ichetucknee.
Written August 5, 2020
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Valerie G
North Port, FL31 contributions
Like something out of a fairytale
Jul. 2020
Despite being 30 feet deep in some places, it feels like you could reach out and touch the bottom since the water is crystal clear. My husband and I took a 2 hour tubing trek via the state park. Living in FL, we all know that fresh water is a no go, due to the alligators that make their homes in the tall reeds. While the bottom of the river looks like it would be home to gators, the cool 72 degree water, year around, and the constant parade of people on the river make alligators a nonissue. This was so surprising to me and I was thrilled to find such a place, even with it being three hours north of where we live. We saw a fish or two and a turtle during our journey down the river. The houses on the river reminded me of something from a movie out of the 70's. Children play on the river and the residents like to sit outside and relax. A time long forgotten. It was so relaxing and something that everyone must try! We can't wait to go back.
Written July 11, 2020
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Ellen S
Belle Glade, Florida9 contributions
Family Fun
May 2020
KP hole and Blue Run the way to go! Eating at Swamp's after is the way to end your day. Weekends are tougher to access the fun...
Written May 26, 2020
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