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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Florida state park is a real gem to visit. absolutely beautiful. You can walk the somewhat hilly terrain and view waterfalls, butterfly garden, native plants, azaleas, etc. There's a lovely picnic area overlooking the Springs. There's a swimming area next to small wooden pier that you can jump off or climb down steps. You can also rents kayaks neaby.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have two boys aged 10 and 11 and we took them here to experience the spring waters and amazing nature views. We did the tubing but only got one tube and used our snorkel gear for the length of the trip down the river. The kids took turns taking breaks on the tube, while we all snorkeled the river.... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 March 22, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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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