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Rainbow Springs State Park

19158 S.W. 81st Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 465-8555
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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High Springs, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Rainbow Springs campground for 2 nights. We kayaked the rainbow River. This is a great campground with level sites and full hookups. The river is beautiful, clear and full of fish... Can't wait to get back there!!

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful Spring! The best in central Florida! Great for a walk and see some natural Falls and wild life. $2 to get in the park. You can plan a day trip or couple hours is enough to see everything.

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Beverly hills,Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The people at the entrance are very friendly and helpful. The park is super clean. We had a family picnic and everyone in the park is respectful. There is much laughter and fun going on. The sites are beautiful and just look like a picture card. We had lots of fun.

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Ocala, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Celebrated our 10th year by exploring this park. Recommend off season visiting, week day for private, and relaxing atmosphere. Clear water, nice trails, butterflies. Love this place and will be a frequent visitor in the fall and spring. Bring a lunch.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

THIS is a great STATE PARK where you can swim, kayak, canoe and tube down the river that runs through it - it also has GREAT HOLIDAY activities such as the most recent HALLOWEEN HORROR fest which was an AMAZING TRAM RIDE through the VERY dark woods with LOTS of REALLY creepy things going on - even I got a... More

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Lecanto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have visited this lovely park at different times of the year. The crystal clear water in the swimming area is a great place to cool off in the summer heat. In cooler weather, the nature walks are wonderful, great for bird watching ...bring binoculars and cameras! Clean picnic and barbecue areas You can rent kayaks there also. Spend an... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My group of friends and I had visited Rainbow Springs after visiting Devil's Den. It was interesting to learn that Devil's Den was an aquifer which fed the spring water to Rainbow Springs! The water was SO clear. You can literally see EVERYTHING under you! The spring water is a refreshing 72 degrees all year 'round. We didn't swim, we... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Too many screaming unsupervised children running and make a pain of themselves. No idea where all the parents were, but they were not keeping an eye on their spawn! Rangers do little to make matters better.

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Central Florida, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If in central Florida, this park is a must-see. This is what Florida is all about--not just theme parks! This park offers beautiful scenery, crystal clear water, hiking, kayaking, swimming.

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Lecanto, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Florida State Parks are moving up on my must see places when in Florida. Rainbow Springs is a prime example. It's absolutely beautiful. Well worth the trip. I have been coming to Florida for five decades and didn't know the Park system was such jewel. This is one of the larger parks. When friends and family come to visit we... More

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