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Fredericktown, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great place for pictures and quiet walks on concrete walkways. The trails are not quite up to snuff as they still need some TLC and expansion. The butterfly garden needs some work to get it back to glory. Only one small coney style eatery and one restroom location. The Rainbow river meanders by, with an older area for swimming and...

Thank 636jeff
Central Florida, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful quiet restful place. the water cascading down some man-made falls are set amidst lush Florida foliage. Great place to hike. The swimming area is especially inviting. recommed visiting for all

Thank rcwjas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great full hook up site, very large secluded sites - camping area is well maintained and rest room are very clean. The camp store is no more and sitting there empty - rec room is a wreck and probably not even open as the back was off the couch and no supplies were out for the pool table...

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Dunnellon, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a pretty place to visit! The walking paths are wonderful with a few man made waterfalls. The springs are gorgeous and they have a place to swim. There is a $3.00 charge per person to enter the grounds. They have a small gift shop that always seems to be closed when we visit.

Thank Sherri9360
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This state park is west of Ocala in Dunnellon. It is easily reached off US 41. A short drive leads to a very large parking lot, then a short walk to the fee station. At the fee station is also a visitor center, gift shop, restrooms, snack bar and outside tables on a large tiered patio overlooking the spring area....

1Thank Lee C
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Rainbow Springs State Park is a wonderful place to visit. There is a great swimming area, a nice gift shop and concession stand with a very picturesque dining area. The trails bring you along the Rainbow River, up small hills where you can sit and gaze at a number of very pretty man made water falls, pass empty enclosures where...

Thank Linda B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited Silver Springs (in Silver Springs/Ocala) and Rainbow Springs (Dunnellon) recently. You can swim in Rainbow Springs which is nice, but it's a small roped-off area which can get crowded on weekends and holidays. I opted not to Kayak since there were a lot of kayaks in the water already. I took the footpath around one side of the...

Thank Tamara954
Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you ever seen a water fall and I'm sure you have, you know there are generally large mountains around. Well I hate to bust your bubble but these are man made. Rocks have been taken from the river and the water falls were made by pumping water from the river for the falls. They are beautiful little falls and...

1Thank Nerium A
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 January 2017

It costs $2 per person to get in. Regardless of age. With this entrance fee, you can walk around the park, go hiking on some trails, swim in the crystal clear springs (in a roped off swimming area), have access to the snack bar, and have access to the kayak/canoe rentals. The kayaks are $20-30 for 2 hours. The springs...

Thank karag773
Crystal River, Florida
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great park, the azaleas in the spring are beautiful. Crystal clear water to swim and kayak in. Good hiking to see waterfalls and butterfly gardens. Have signs explaining the history of the park throughout.

Thank chpkb

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Address: 18185 SW 94th St, Dunnellon, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Dunnellon
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rainbow Springs State Park Hotel Dunnellon
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“this is a park!!!!! Not a hotel :)”
 of 5 bubbles Sherri9360, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Campground available.”
  • View of Rainbow springs head spring and swimming area on right.
 of 5 bubbles LeeH961, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“**I'm rating the actual Rainbow Springs not a Hotel - Trip Advisers this is confusing!”
 of 5 bubbles ckadams2015, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Shady sites are on the east side of the campground”
 of 5 bubbles P4310GIjonathanh, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site from 1-43 for shade.”
 of 5 bubbles 139edc, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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