Rainbow Springs State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective Aug. 26, 2021: The headsprings entrance at Rainbow Springs State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the head springs.
Rainbow Springs has very high visitation on weekends and holidays. The headsprings entrance will close when the park reaches capacity. No vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians will be allowed to enter, including registered campers. If you are hosting or attending an event, please plan accordingly. If you leave the park when it is closed, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the following day. Neither waiting in line in the park nor parking on the roads adjacent to the park will be allowed. Vehicles left outside the park on the road or private property could be towed at the owner's expense.
Habitat Restoration in Progress
The park is in the process of restoring sandhill habitat next to the tubing facility off 180th Avenue Road. The long-term restoration project includes non-native tree removal, prescribed burning, invasive plant control, and replanting of trees and native ground cover. For details, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Welcome to Rainbow Springs State Park
The history of Rainbow Springs dates back centuries to a time when native peoples regularly visited this lush spring.
Although the modern era has seen the land shaped by both enterprising developers and the loving hands of local volunteers, the draw of the beautifully serene park endures. When swimmers take their first dip in the sapphire-blue waters of Rainbow Springs, they become characters in a story that stretches back over 10,000 years, when humans first visited this place.
Ornamental gardens, built waterfalls and sloping hills are visible reminders of the springs’ more recent past, when the land was home to a mining operation and a privately owned tourist attraction.
Take a walk through lush, mossy hammocks and then cool off in the springs — it’s a time-honored tradition.
Plan Your Visit
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