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Rainbow Springs State Park

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18185 SW 94th St, Dunnellon, FL
Rainbow Springs State Park
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whitby, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love nature, this is the place to go visit. It is certainly worth it if you are in the area. Bring your bathing suit, the water is incredible. Bring your walking shoes, the trails are stunning. And bring your camera!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous park. The Headspring contains the swimming area which is around six feet deep, so not for little ones. You can also rent canoes and kayaks around this area. We rented a canoe for two hours and went down the river. The water is beautiful. Not much for scenery along the shore. A paddle board might be... More 

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Sparta, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This water is so beautiful and I just love this little park. The water is crystal clear and gorgeous! You can swim here and hike if you choose to do so. :) This truly is a secret place that you should visit

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Newberry, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the beauty of the rainbow springs and the surroundings. The water is always beautiful and 72 degrees. The entrance fee is $2 each. Bring noodles to help you float and snorkel gear to check out the underwater life. Be prepared because you can't touch the bottom anywhere so you must be able to swim. Also no floats other... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in our travel trailer for 2 weeks in January 2015. The state put a lot of money into this wonderful campground and it shows. We found if you visit there when the Rainbow River tubing operation at the park is not in operation you can ride bikes, rollerblade, etc on the about 1.5 mile long tram road... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I bring our bicycles with us whenever we go to Florida. Although we were unable to ride our bicycles here, it had some incredible scenery. This is one of the few Florida state parks that doesn't charge you until you park and get out of your car. Then it is only $2 per person. This allows you... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped here in our fifth wheel for a wheel in February. This is a small campground and there are actually three areas to this park, the campground, the area for tubing, and the area at the head springs. Be sure to watch for signs, although it is not a big deal if you get confused, just a little back... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What an amazing park! We happened to come on Cracker Festival weekend, and just had the best time. The vendors were educational and friendly, and we learned a lot. The spring is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. This was a great way to spend a Saturday and and enjoy Florida's natural beauty. We can't wait to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you're just staying at the state park's campground be sure to kayak up to the headsprings, the real draw of the park. It's pristine, with cute houses on the western bank and lush Floridian live oak forest to the east. You can watch schools of fish swim below you as though there was no water between you. Great blue... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit. The water on the river is as clear as the water in your bathtub. A lovely campground with trails, canoe launch and swimming space. We have booked two more trips back this year. The nearby spring is cold, but beautiful. Canoeing is a must, and snorkeling is a bonus must. Mosquitos were minimal.

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