Swimming in Rainbow Springs

Swimming at Rainbow Springs

Swimming in Rainbow Springs

Visitors may feel that the waters truly do have healing properties after a dip in the cool 72-degree waters. Since the water stays at this temperature year-round, it is perfect for swimming in the hot summer months. The depth of the spring pool varies from 5 to 18 feet, and the remarkable clarity of the water means that snorkelers have ample opportunity to spot fish, turtles and other aquatic wildlife.

This first-magnitude spring is actually a series of small vents, but they collectively pump out more than 400 million gallons of water a day. As one of Florida’s largest springs, the park attracts visitors who want to witness this natural wonder from all over the world.

The crystal-clear waters of the springs look much like they have for hundreds of years. One look, and you’ll see why the springs and the surrounding area have long been a gathering place for people and animals.