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Rainbow Springs State Park

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this park on a suggestion from a neighbor. After a short one hour ride to the park we were unimpressed. The park lacks good signage fro those of us on a first visit and the map given after paying a reasonable entrance fee was anything but helpful. Some fonts, paths and trails not marked clearly after leaving the entrance...

Thank John O
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Book now (online) - as the campsites book fast. The State Park is on the river with access and rentals for kayaks, canoes and tubes. You will experience friendly people, clean campground with privacy and tons of river activity. The Rainbow River is the cleanest river we have ever been on. You can see all the way to the bottom,...

Thank Carrie M
Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After we kayaked the river we headed up to the park. What a cool place! Loved seeing the history of the park. Beautiful walk and the kids swam in the water for a little bit. It wasn't too crowded on Easter. Little shop for ice cream, drinks and lunch. Definitely worth the $2 a person.

Thank marylmartin22
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and i got marooned for almost 2 hours at Rainbow Springs State Park after kayaking up the river from the county park, K.P. Hole, to the headwaters located at the Park. We got caught in a terrible rain and lightening storm once there - fortunately we were able to get our boats out of the water before the...

Thank Patty M
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely positively my most favorite springs in Florida! We actually drove about 2 hours to get here to go tubing. Unfortunately, this place fills up FAST. And when I say fast, I mean FFFFAST. We got there right at opening, and 10 minutes later they told us all we had to wait until people left! Lol but that was ok....

Thank n0body1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely campground, gorgerous park, clean and clear river. We camped, biked, kayaked, and enjoyed the waterfalls, butterfly garden, diverse trees, and plants. Only negative is you have to drive or boat to the headsprings from campground.

Thank cadreaminginfl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 2 nights here. We wanted to be on a campground closer to Crystal River but they were fully booked so we took this one. It is only a 30 minute drive to Crystal River. The park was very beautiful, RV Camping site was large and a lot of privacy. You could go hike or hire a kayak. Park...

Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this park is the spring. The water is clear and the surrounding are nature at its best. You can canoe, kayak, paddle board or float on a tube down the clear river. To enjoy the spring you just have to pay $2 per person. I would recommend bringing snorkles, floating noodles and chairs. You can bring...

Thank SidkaLR
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Loved the park & the knowledgable volunteers :) I have been here several times with visitors & they all enjoy it. Great job with all the animals. It's a beautiful environment for the animals to be in. Thanks for keeping it up so well :)

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This park is clean, fun to walk around, and family friendly. The spring is 72° year round. We went mid March and it was comfortable to swim in. Bring a mask so you can see into the swimming area. Beautiful fish and blue/green water to view. Make sure you can swim because it is very deep. Only two places to...

Thank Melissa C

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Address: 18185 SW 94th St, Dunnellon, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Dunnellon
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
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“This is a campground not a hotel, but we got Loop A #50 and it was the best site in my opinion. You can pick sites on the web site.”
carriemF4917FU, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“this is a park!!!!! Not a hotel :)”
Sherri9360, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Campground available.”
  • View of Rainbow springs head spring and swimming area on right.
LeeH961, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“**I'm rating the actual Rainbow Springs not a Hotel - Trip Advisers this is confusing!”
ckadams2015, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Shady sites are on the east side of the campground”
P4310GIjonathanh, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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