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“Lots of fun”

K.P. Hole County Park
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Dunnellon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Park With Beach And Restrooms For Entering Rainbow River
Reviewed July 31, 2012

The park opens at 8:00am. If you go there on the weekend, be prepared to get there early and wait in line in the parking lot across the street. This place fills up quick. Bring your own floaties if you want and tie them together. Bring food and drink in non-disposable containers if you are getting onto the river. That means no bottled water, nothing in ziploc bags, no napkins or paper towel, no bags or cans of chips allowed. Use reusable plastic containers.

Pros: You can pay for the shuttle to bring you back when you finish your run that ends by the bridge. You can rent a floatie there, too. You also have access to air if you need to blow up your own floatie. They have bathrooms and an outside shower. Ability to rent canoes. Access to boat ramps and a dock for boats, canoers and kayakers.

Cons: Sometimes you can run into a jam when lots of people are trying to get in the water at the same time. Not always, just sometimes. No need to worry about disposable food if you're just hanging out at the park. Not sure if smoking is allowed in the park, but I did see someone smoking and no one told him to put it out.

Thank FloridaSun4me
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

the springs was fun! you can even take your dogs. make sure you take a raft or noodles because it is over your head.

Thank tlmjoy
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We tried the rainbow river tubing last year and wanted to try the K.P hole longer (4 hours) float. The river really slowed down as you got down the river, so it took about 5 hours to finish. You should pack some sandwiches and food in tupper ware container as they don't want trash in the river. Invest in a floating cooler or get alittle boat for your cooler so you can stayed hydrated. We did enjoy the longer float and had a good time.

1  Thank William Mark M
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I'm reluctant to review this because I really think it should be our little secret. It's a snorkle junkie's heaven. Beautiful, clear springs. I can't describe it. You'll just have to see for yourself.

Don't waste your time and money at theme parks. We have snorkled and dived many places in Florida, and this is our favorite. We rented a yak (kayak) $10/hr, paddled upstream a few miles and swam back tethered to the boat. You can tube it, but you'll miss crystal clear views of the 100s of springs percolating from the earth if you don't have your face in the water. The spring areas can be 60+ feet deep. My husband found fossils and petrified wood at the bottom. Invest in a good underwater camera - it will be worth every penny.

The grounds, docks, ramps, gear and restrooms are all well maintained. Be mindful that people live on this river and there is no alcohol or disposable containers for food allowed. Put all your snacks in Rubbermaid containers and take it home with you. The few random cups and containers we found in the river we picked up and threw away. Please do the same. There is a hidden stream that leads to the river that is a 1/4 mile walk in knee deep water that is gorgeous. If you're lucky, maybe you'll find this little bonus feature...

3  Thank ohdanigirl75
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We only use KP Hole as a launch site for kayaking. However, the restrooms and grounds are always clean and well taken care of. The $5 admission fee is reasonable.

Thank Florence J
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