Rainbow Springs State Park
Know Before You Go
Rainbow Springs State Park has very high visitation on weekends and holidays. When the park reaches capacity at the headsprings entrance, the park will close to all visitors. When the park is closed, vehicles may not wait in line in the park or on adjacent roads. Due to high visitation, Annual Pass sales are restricted to weekdays and non-holidays only. Annual Passes may also be purchased online
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.
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.
The modern era has seen the land shaped by both enterprising developers and the loving hands of local volunteers, and 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, constructed 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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Rainbow Springs State Park Photo Gallery
Springs of Rainbow Springs
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