Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Rainbow Springs State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Rainbow Springs State Park is located in Florida
Latitude
29.088 N
Longitude
-82.422 W
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25 Reviews of Rainbow Springs State Park
Tubing down Rainbow springs

We had full hookup and a beautiful site. It's a short walk to the springs for tubing. You can bring your own or rent a tube. They have a shuttle to bring you back. Bathrooms were clean. Campground was beautiful

Tubing!

Our spot was surrounded by trees for privacy which was nice. The tubing facility and the place to enter the river was very near and they had pick up from the end of the river. Bathrooms were clean and staff was friendly and

Worse State Park Camping at Florida

Small campgrounds, cant touch not even inch of grass. Ranger’s rude and acting over reacting. Harassing ppl around special one woman and i wish i remember her name. She walked site by site and harassing campers about everything. Surprise she didnt walk into tent see if we didnt killed ant or mosquito. Water close by not pretty looking dirty. U cant park by campground so travel little light.

So much to do

This is an awesome campground with lots of things to do.  There are 2 loops.  One is mostly RVs and one is tents.  The sites are pretty big and most are well separated.  Bathhouse is fine.  The actual spring is quite a drive from the campground.   But definitely worth the visit.  It’s the site of a previous private venture that included a zoo.  So you can still wander around the area on paths and see the old cages and other features.  The garden is actually very nice.   We also opted to rent kayaks and paddle up to the springs one day.  The Rainbow river current is pretty strong.   So the trip back was much faster.   It’s also pretty cool to snorkel in the river.  State law requires that you display a diver buoy while snorkeling.  Again watch that current.   

During the summer they have float trips down the river and a tram back to the campground.  We rode bike down the tram road off season which was nice.  Lots of wildlife.  We heard coyotes and there are a fair amount of wild boar.

Bucket List Park

We loved finally getting to go! We’ve had our camping trip booked for months and it was worth it. The campground is in a separate location from the spring head. With our camping pass we were able to get into the springs with it as it covers both. We went early to the spring so there weren’t many people there which was nice. It’s chilly, but the swimming was perfect. Later we launched our kayaks from the campground. The River is full of Tibet’s and boaters, but we saw lots of wildlife while out on the water. Later we went back to the spring head to explore. Many people were swimming and cooking out on the large lawn. Just have to plan your trip around the type of person you are. We loved this state park.

Fun and Friendly

We had a great time at this park. We stayed in a pull through site and there was plenty of room for our truck and rig. Although it’s not a huge park it was very organized with lush sites for privacy. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They offer their campers the ability to rent canoes and kayaks to launch off their private dock, this really saves you from dealing with crowds during the peak season. Great place to stay we loved it.

Great for first camping trip

This was my first trip with my travel trailer. It was easy to get to. Roads were paved. The pull through site I had was wide. Everyone was friendly and helpful

loved it

stayed twice here. first was a walk up site 1. and learned my lesson, now i reserve so i can get a good site. bathrooms are great. has a nice swimming area in the campground area for campers and tubers entrance is here so great spot to people watch. definitely doing this one yearly.

One of my favorites

Love this campground though it can ve hard to get in between the snowbords and tubing season.

Private Spots for State Park

Some spots have creek access with good fishing in the back.