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Pets are not allowed in camping areas, on bathing beaches, in concession areas and may be restricted in other designated areas of the park. Where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and well-behaved at all times. Service dogs are welcome in all areas of the parks.

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Rainbow Springs State Park, once the site of the old Rainbow Springs Attraction, is Florida's third largest spring. The springs basin or "headwaters" of the Rainbow River, the azalea gardens, the river wetlands, and sandhill pine forest are home to many species of plants and animals.

Historic sites date from the era of the early Native Americans nearly 10,000 years ago.

Starting in the 1930s, the first effort had begun to develop the headwaters as a tourist attraction.

Activities offered include camping, swimming, picnicking and garden. Canoes and inner tubes are available for rent at the campground. Park facilities are available for special events.

In February and March, azalea gardens are in bloom throughout the park. With the support of volunteers, Rainbow Springs hosts special events several times during the year.

For camping information write:
18185 S.W. 94th St.
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Rainbow Springs State Park is located 3 miles north of Dunnellon on the eas side of U.S. Hwy. 41. The camping entrance is located 2 1/2 miles north of C.R. 484 off S.W. 180th Avenue St.


Rainbow Springs State Park

19158 S.W. 81st Pl. Rd.

Dunnellon, FL 34432


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