Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon

Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon - Address

Address: 19158 South West 81 Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432, USA

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Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details


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About Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon

Rainbow Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located on U.S. 41, three miles (5 km) north of Dunnellon, Florida. It comprises 1,459.07 acres (5.9046 km2) upland (which includes around 100 acres (0.40 km2) of wetlands) and 12.83 acres (51,900 m2) submerged. The most significant natural feature is the first magnitude headspring basin which produces up to 600,000,000 US gallons (2,300,000 m3) of fresh water per day, forming The Rainbow River. The looking glass waters of Rainbow Springs come from several vents, not one large bubbling spring. The river itself supports a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and plants, many within easy viewing by visitors. In total, the park contains 11 distinct natural communities, including sandhills, flatwoods, upland mixed forests, and hydric hammocks. Visitors are able to see a variety of wildflowers in season; oak, longleaf pines, magnolia, dogwood, red maple, redbud, cypress, sabal, and hickory trees; gray squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, swallowtail kites, barred owls, whitetail deer, and a wide variety of wading birds. The relative peace and quiet of the winter season offers much for the nature enthusiast. There is an interpretive room located in the visitor center displaying historical, natural, and cultural resources of the park.


Overview of Rainbow Springs State Park

This article refers Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, United States. Although listed here, Rainbow Springs State Park is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Dunnellon.

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  • We went snorkeling here in the spring and it was amazing! A bit cold though. The rangers were very helpful and nice and our camping experience was a good one. Will be back to do more of the rainbow river!

  • Pristine nature at it's finest. The spring is unbelievable... crystal clear water...so invigorating. What a beautiful feeling of clean and euphoria after a swim in these waters. I'll be back!!!

  • Lovely! Nice campsites (no electricity) the springs are beautiful. Not many people there on Thanksgiving weekend. Well maintained section of the Florida Trail.

  • Amazing place to walk around trails or play in the springs, as well as kayak and canoe. Many people inner tube in the area, too. Grills and picnic tables there for cookouts and parties. They used to record the old Tarzan movies there. Campgrounds are great. The only thing I would warn of is that there is not an area to just walk into the water with a toddler, so be prepared for that.

  • What an incredible beauty of a State Park! If you're visiting Orlando, it's definitely worth the drive to this spring. You can bring your own tube, and food drink (adult beverages OK)! Be mindful that only plastic favorable. There aren't any trash cans around this natural habitat so you need to bring your reliable containers. No plastic plates or cutlery is permitted. Invest in a cellphone plastic cover if you plan on tubing down the river. You'll regret it otherwise! Costs Tickets for access: $15 per person. Parking: free. Recommendations Gallons of water - There's aren't any showers, so you may want to bring a jug to wash off Towels to dry off Music & Bluetooth speakers Zip lock bags - perfect for keeping things String- so you can easily connect to your friends you're tubing with Fully charged phone - you're going to want to take pictures and brag about your experience.

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