Rainbow Springs State Park

     


Dunnellon, Florida
Phone: (352) 465-8555

Sites: 54
Recent Rate: $32 10/2014


Latitude: 29.0868305240616
Longitude: -82.417541498642

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 37
  • Good 16
  • Average 7
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 0

63 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Connie's Co-Owner

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park. There are several handicap sites. The park has access to Rainbow Springs for tubing. The washrooms are clean. There are washers & dryers located outside the restrooms. It is quiet. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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DS650

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to swim and snorkel in the springs and river. Since the campground remodel a few years ago the brush and trees are growing in nicely and most sites have become private or semi private. This campground is always clean and staff is always great. Just wish they would fix the pool. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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abitabar

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Wish there was more shade in camping areas but there is some – more than in some places we’ve stayed. There is shrubbery and trees for privacy in between sites. Laundry on site. No wifi but there is a very nice library in town with wifi. Only alum can recycling - no plastic. Be sure to tube the Rainbow River - you rent your tube in the park at the river and take a tram back to the park. And go to the day use area up the road to see the headspring and swimming area - gorgeous water. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Wink

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice but could be better. As the swimming pool is still closed and don`t think it will ever open again. Grass could be cut in some places. Now for the good. The staff are friendly and helpful. The sites are nice, level and clean. The weekends can be a little loud as there is a lot of young campers there but you camp here to Kayak and float the river. If you are alone it is 11.00 dollars for a tube and the tram back to the camp ground. Or if you have two cars take one to the take out point, use your own tube or Kayak and it is all in the price of camping here. A good place to Kayak as the current is not so strong as you cannot paddle up river. They do have a store in the camp ground with very limited supplies. But A Super WalMart is about ten miles. If you don`t go for the water sports go in the winter as it is hot with only a little shade in the camp ground. There is another part of this park that you have to drive around to that is about eight miles. It is an old zoo and park that closed many years ago but a nice place to walk. They do have flowers and a butterfly garden. It is included in your camping fee but must take your windshield sticker or ask at the store for a pass to get in the park. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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badkitten

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I liked the vegetation between the sites on the loops that we stayed in. Would have loved to have WiFi, but understand that it is a state park! Was disappointed in the swimming area - long walk to it in the heat, and then it was small, rocky, and basically a place for the tubing people to get into the river. There is a pool, but it is empty and I suspect they will never open it. We stayed 4 nights, and it got a bit frustrating to have to drive a long distance for anything, so it didn't turn out to be a good base of operations for us (we don't do the outdoorsy sports stuff, which it would be a great park for). Would have liked more shade in the summer, most vegetation was palmetto scrub shrubbery rather then actual trees. We just got our travel trailer, and have been doing something of a 'round robin', going to 6-7 different campgrounds over 3 a week period, staying from just overnight to a week. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful, family campground with plenty of water related activities. The sites are "L" shaped with the fire pit and the grill at the far side of the base of the "L." This keeps fire related activities a good distance from the coach. A major item to keep in mind when coming to this campground is that there are three different entrances. Be sure to enter into the campground and not the tubing or gardens entrance when camping. Also, if arriving on a Saturday or Sunday, you will need a code to enter through the campground gate. As the ranger was on lunch break, it took us about 10 minutes before we were able to obtain the gate code. The campground is very clean and private. Outside road traffic noise is not an issue in this park. A neat area is provided for tent campers. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 231
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First, it is important to note that this campground is not at the main park or the headwaters area, so a GPS will probably take you to the wrong place. The GPS coordinates for the campground are 29.088579, -82.422236. It is off of SW 180th Avenue Road, 2.5 miles north of CR 484 or 3.1 miles south of Hwy 40. This is one beautiful, well-kept campground. The utilities are great with 50 amp hookups and the sites are well separated and well manicured and separated by vegetation. We did not have reservations, but had called ahead and were told there were sites available. We were surprised to see a “campground full” sign at the entrance. The very nice young lady that checked us in said that the sign always says that since they are full most of the time. The campground is well off of the road and very quiet at night. We had no problem getting satellite and our Verizon phone and data plan worked well. We would definitely stay at this campground again. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Another beautiful Florida state park! Campground is well maintained, sites are spacious. Very quiet atmosphere. Campground is about 7 miles from the main entrance and the headwaters of the springs, which helps to maintain the privacy and quietness of the camping area. Rate reflects Florida senior pass rate. We would definitely return. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious, private sites near beautiful Rainbow River (kayaking, swimming, deep crystal springs). Showers a bit older - clean but not excellent. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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LaMonte

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park. Quiet this time of year. Fishing dock is small but good for small fish. Many kayakers and canoeists use this campground. We stayed for 13 days this time. Restrooms were always clean, plenty of hot water. Staff very friendly as well as the camp hosts. Plenty of vegetation between sites for some privacy. We saw many 45 foot RVs come and go with no issues. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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User3333

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a gem. We had one of the few pull-through spaces, and the vegetation in between each space gives a feeling of isolation, even though the spaces are pretty close together. The river is a nice added attraction. Hot showers, clean restrooms, and personable staff make this a place to return to again and again. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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J.R. Ross

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here yearly with a group to tube. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Site is pressed rock and firm and level. We had some shade but park is not known for the shade. Park has several hosts and is usually full during the summer for tubers. Water pressure was good and this is one of the few state parks with sewer. We seldom have any issues here and when I have the park personnel always respond quickly to assist. We will be back next year for more of the river. Verizon phone coverage was strong and Walmart is only about 10 minutes away for your needs. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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LaMonte

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was quite full when we arrived. Bathrooms, especially the women's, wasn't clean at all. We like the privacy between sites. There is a dock for fishing and is shady most of the time. Tubing, canoes, and kayaks are the highlight of these springs. Very busy on the river during the week as well as on the weekends. Surprised that kids under 16 didn't have to wear helmets while biking (thought it was a state law). Overall a great place to stay! We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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bigpigtx

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Be aware that Rainbow Springs State Park is really 3 different parks: The campground, the tube "entrance" (which is really the exit on the river), and the headsprings. The campground is your typical state park accommodations although the sites have sewer hookups and there are 3 laundry facilities in the park. The pool was out of service and doesn't look as if it's been running in a while, however it's a short walk down to the river. You can pay $11/person for a tube & tram or if you bring a bike you can park your car at the tube entrance and ride the easy 1.5 miles back to the park, put in at the campground, and float down to your car. You MUST drive a few miles around to the headsprings, but your camping permit gives you admission to all the parts of the park. Once again my only complaint about this park is the same for all Florida State Parks in that Reserveamerica.com makes it extremely difficult to get a site for consecutive nights, but you can hope for a cancellation and not have to shuffle. I also didn't like that the Tube Entrance part of the park closes at 3:30pm even if you're camping, so if you plan on using your own tubes you still have to have your car there early. We'd stay here again though. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Free

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this is a really nice state campground. It's very quiet except for the occasional weekend camper's having fun or when they empty the trash bins(strange comment but it's really loud). The sites have full hookups, are level and large. Each site (I think) has a picnic table, clothesline, fire pit and grill. The sites reserve quickly especially for the weekends. We booked for 4 days during the week then checked online each day for cancelled reservations. We always found something but we did have to move a couple of times. Hint: If you have to cancel a reservation, do it at the park to avoid fees. The springs are an easy walk. If you rent a canoe, you have to use one of the park's totes to carry it down to the water. It's a bit of a hike. The springs are very popular and noisy even during the week. So if you are expecting a quiet, relaxing ride down the river (as we were) you'll be disappointed. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

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