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Rainbow Springs State Park Campground Florida

Rainbow Springs State Park Overview

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Rainbow Springs State Park campground is located on the crystal clear Rainbow River and has 54 campsites with full hookups (20, 30, and 50 amp). Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate. Up to 2 tents are allowed per campsite. Campsites 5, 15, 17, 29, 32, 38 and 52 are designated ADA sites.

The campground amenities include a campground store, recreation hall, amphitheater, drinking water, hot showers and restrooms (flush toilets), laundry, pool and playground. A dump station is also available in between the upper and lower loops of the campground. Ice, firewood and supplies are available at the camp store. Rainbow Springs State Park also has a visitor center, restaurant, picnic area and interpretive exhibit.

Rainbow Springs State Park – Area Recreation

The cool, clear waters of the headsprings attract swimmers from late spring through fall. The average depth in the swimming area runs from 5 to 18 feet; the water temperature averaging 72 degrees year round. Other outdoor recreation includes boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing,  hiking, biking, horseshoes, shuffleboard, picnicking, doing your laundry and wildlife viewing. Boat rentals are also available at Rainbow Springs State Park.

You may also want to check out Silver Springs State Park.  It is located about 30 miles to the east via Highway 40 and has 59 campsites with hookups.

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Amenities
  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Lot
  • Cafe
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession Stand
  • Concessionaire
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Fishing Pier
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Group Pavilion
  • Ice
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Rentals
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • RV Supplies
  • Showers
  • Vending Machines
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Botanical Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Canoeing
  • Cold Spring
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoes
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • River
  • Shuffle Board
  • Snorkeling
  • Sports Field
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
19158 S.W. 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, Florida 34432
352 465-8555
Lat / Long:

29.10417, -82.4375

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Best Campsites

3, 7, 10, 50

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

54

# of RV Hookup Campsites:

54

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

80

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Rainbow Springs State Park Tent Sites 54-60
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Rainbow Springs State Park Comments & Reviews

Visited Rainbow Springs State Park Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Rainbow Springs State Park?

13 Comments on “Rainbow Springs State Park”

  1. Alex Lerra says:

    it used to be a fantastic park when they had the ‘river loop’ open for camping. Now camping is parking-lot style. Still the park’s facilities are clean and well maintained and the Rainbow River can’t be beat for kayaking and swimming.

  2. Al Bellflower says:

    Site selection is important here if you need some shade in the summer. The Florida state park service does not do a great job of maintaining the grounds in my opinion and they make it very difficult for those who are not highly mobile on their feet to access the river for cooling off. This park could be so much better with some minimal effort by the FSP. I enjoy the full hook up campground and the river float trip is one of the best around

  3. One question the park have alligator ?

    • Hi Rosa,

      There are alligators in and around Rainbow Springs State Park, but they will usually avoid the cooler river/spring waters and they have rarely been sited. There has also never been a reported incident of an alligator-human incident.
      You can visit the Florida State Parks page for more information.

  4. JONI DAVIS says:

    Can you launch a canoe from the campground?

    • Hi Joni,
      Rainbow Springs State Park campground is about 1/4 mile from Rainbow River, so you can launch right from the campground. There is a canoe/kayak launch area within 1/2 mile though. You can drive your vehicle and drop off your canoe/kayak at the launch area.

  5. Jani Hagen says:

    I’m aware that alcohol is prohibited on the river. Is it ok to come back to my campground and drink a beer after swimming? I haven’t seen anything about the rules of the mainspring and campground.

  6. Gerald Hartman says:

    I was wondering,i didnt see any prices posted anywhere,tent site with electric

    • Hi Gerald,
      You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make a reservation. The sites are $30 per night at Rainbow Springs State Park.

  7. Carla a Mogan says:

    If you launch your own float from the campground, what are your options for getting back to the campground?

    • Hi Carla,
      If you launch from the campground, you’re exit would be at KP Hole Park (about 1.5 miles down river). I’m not aware of any shuttle/tram available (going down river), so you may need to shuttle cars and parking one at KP Hole Park.
      You can also access the Rainbow River via the State Park Tubing Facility (upriver from campground). From here, you can rent tubes, ride a complimentary tram up-river, and drift back to the State Park Tubing exit on an approximately 1.5 hour float trip.

      • Carla a Mogan says:

        If I went to the tubing facility, they would put me on the tram back to the campground. I have my own float, i just want to jump in there (at the campground), and catch the tram back. Can I pay at the tube exit and catch the tram back to the campground? If I pay once, is it good all day?

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