Looking across the head springs
Seminole Waterfall
Hickory Pavilion
Deer
Looking down the Rainbow River from the Veranda
Rainbow River Underwater
Entrance Sign and sunset
head springs
Seminole Waterfall
Hickory Pavilion
Deer
Looking down the Rainbow River
Rainbow River Underwater
Entrance Sign

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Rainbow Springs State Park

Welcome to Rainbow Springs State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park is home to three facilities: the main "headsprings" entrance, the tubing entrance, and the campground.

At our main headsprings entrance, visitors may swim in the freshwater headsprings of the Rainbow River, rent canoes and kayaks, view waterfalls and gardens, and enjoy a picnic area with grills, and pavilions. For large gatherings, private pavilions can be reserved. Tubes are not allowed in the headsprings area of the park. Click here for directions.

About 9 miles away, at our tubing entrance, visitors may rent tubes and use a shuttle service to float down the Rainbow River back to their vehicles. Please view our hours for tubing season information. Click here for directions.

Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring and, from the 1930s through the 1970s, was the site of a popular, privately-owned attraction. Today, the Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking.

Rainbow Springs State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.

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