Dunnellon, Florida

Rainbow Springs State Park

Dunnellon, Florida



Dunnellon, Florida
Phone: (352) 465-8555

Sites: 54
Recent Rate: $30 8/2015

Latitude: 29.0868305240616
Longitude: -82.417541498642

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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68 Reviews

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DS650

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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Visit this Florida State park about once a year and it is awesome. The camp sites are very private and more rustic as the foliage get more mature between sites. Will return as always as its a great place to camp and go to the springs and river. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Borsky Family

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
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We have been to the park many times and it has yet to disappoint. Chrystal clear spring fed river to swim in and tube down right at the campground. Plenty of room between sites. The campground store has basic needs. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

City of Dunnellon is close by for necessities and shopping (antiques if your interested).

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jmrkav

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
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This is a great Florida state park with full hookups. Very busy, we made our reservations months in advance. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Appleknocker

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $15.00
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Electric 50 & 30amp, water & sewer at all sites. Two loops have some vegetation between sites for some privacy but the loop near the office was primarily grass. Roads are paved and in excellent condition. The sites are level gravel with fire rings on ground and separate grills on pedestal and include a clothes line at back of each site. The pool was empty and in need of repair when we were there in May, but the big attraction is the Rainbow river with a canoe/kayak /tube launch area and a separate swim area. The river is crystal clear and emanates from the headspring which is approx. one mile from the campground. Large numbers of tubers ride the 4 mph river downstream to Dunnellon on weekends during the season. Campers have free access to the headsprings area which includes picnicking, swimming, canoe/kayak rentals and a tour of the extensive gardens. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring your canoe or kayak or rent one at the campground and cruise the river.

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R&S

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $16.00
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Beautiful paved roads into and around campground. Few pull-throughs but most sites are long enough to back in a truck pulling a trailer and not have to unhook. Water & electric (50 amp) are well situated, but the sewer connects are set very far back, & might require 1 or 2 extra extensions. The restroom in our loop was modern and clean, and we loved that there is one individual uni-sex handicap room with shower and toilet. Our rate was Florida Senior-over 65-proof required. The sites are gravel and sand with lots of ants so be prepared. As with most state parks, there is plenty of room between sites (which were large) and some vegetation between sites. There is a very walkable trail to the river, but the main entrance to the headsprings is about 9 miles from the campground (not walkable). The campground fee covers entrance to the main park, where the springs are located. There is swimming at the main park in the headsprings as well as canoe & kayak rental, but not at the campground. There is RV parking at the headsprings too. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Directions to the main entrance (headsprings) are different from the directions to campground so be sure to check the website or call them for directions. You have to check into the campground before you can get the price included for the main entrance

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LaMonte

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $16.00
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We stayed on site 20 near the bath house! All the sites are large with fire rings and clothes lines. all sites are full h/u sites. Nice walk to the river to canoe, kayak, or tube down. Fishing dock on the river also. Shuffleboard, small store on site. Dump station and large area to park to check in. There are three sections all with paved roads...several handicap sites are available which are all paved and the rest are gravel. One of our favorite Florida State Parks. We camped at Rainbow Springs State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

A short ride into Dunnellon for restaurants, shopping and site-seeing. Pretty much everything you need is close by!

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Connie's Co-Owner

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $32.00
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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: 38
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
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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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Wink

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $32.00
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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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abitabar

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $30.00
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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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badkitten

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
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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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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $33.00
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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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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $15.00
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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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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
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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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Pamelalena

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
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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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