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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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Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an incredible find! We wanted to kayak as a couple, but were traveling with a group. This place was recommended by locals. The park is gorgeous. I live surrounded by national forestry in Indiana, and love state parks. This was an incredible find. Incredible reasonable for a 2 hour kayak rental. The water was absolutely clear and we were... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are Floridians that decided to show our kids something other than Disney and Beaches. We took the 2 hour float down the Rainbow River and it was fantastic!!! The kids were so excited to go down a real lazy river (not one in a water park)! You float past riverfront homes, and through crystal clear water. After our float... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in a camper for 3 days, had family join us later in. The park is very well kept. The water is unbelievable, the only thing that I did not like is that to go to other areas of the park you have to drive. However, the driving is worth it. The camping are is clean and very family oriented.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The tubing was great but be aware. Everything was going great during hour 1 of a 2 hr river tube trip. It was a beautiful, sunny day. Suddenly the worst and loudest lightning storm I've ever seen starts up with nowhere to hide. Luckily, there are some homes on the right side of the river. We found a boat garage... More 

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Sarasota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a native Floridian and have visited many of our state parks during my lifetime. I can honestly say Rainbow Springs is the most beautiful of them all. The Florida highlands provide a hilly backdrop for this tropical oasis. From th moment you walk through the rock wall entry you will be enchanted. The jewel in the crown is... More 

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Christmas, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our camping trip was very good here. If wanting to tube the tube entrance is at th camping ground. Take one car and park it down at the parking lot for the tram which is abouta mile down the road. Then come back to camping ground and put in at tube launch.I could not justify paying $15 a person to... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful state parks anywhere in Florida. I grew up in Central Florida, going to various springs and state parks. This is one of the most beautiful I've ever been to. There's just enough infrastructure to get around without altering the natural beauty of it. Well worth the trip.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A quick point to make first, we did not stay here overnight. What a stunning place to visit, like a lot of the Florida State Parks this is an amazing setting and a world away from the madness of the Florida theme parks. An hour and a half drive from International Drive meant we arrived a little weary as many... More 

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Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My family and I went up to Rainbow Springs State Park for a day trip. We brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed seeing other families doing the same. The view of the spring was beautiful and relaxing. We enjoyed the trails and seeing the waterfalls. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My last trip to Rainbow Springs was the old campground. I love the headspring. I haven't been back since because I just can't justify spending $30/ night for camping. Most other state parks in northern and central Florida are $18-22 (Manatee Springs). A lot of people only have so much money and measure how they spend their money. I guess... More 

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