With crystal clear waters, abundant marine wildlife, rich azaleas, and mystical waterfalls, Rainbow Springs State Park offers guests a leisurely, yet adventurous, getaway in one of the state’s most unique destinations. This beautiful 1,472-acre park is home to the Rainbow River and its enormous natural spring, which have both been acknowledged at State and Federal levels for their environmental significance. The Rainbow River is recognized as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior and an Outstanding Florida Water by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. (Read more about the Park’s historical background)
Rainbow Springs welcomes guests at the headsprings entrance where families can swim, kayak, canoe, snorkel, tube, or inquire about Ranger-guided tours. The tubing entrance provides visitors with raft rentals for the legendary float down Rainbow River. Campgrounds are about six miles from the headsprings, have access to the River and feature camper exclusive activities along with a small store full of necessary camping amenities. Food concessions, a gift shop and a visitor center are also available at the convenience of the visitors. Picnic pavilions surrounded by serene gardens and beside the 60 foot tall Rainbow Falls are rentable for events such as weddings, family reunions, business outings and other large gatherings.
The Recreation Division looks forward to bringing their talents to the visitor and concession services of yet another sparkling Floridian destination, Rainbow Springs State Park.