Kayaking on the Rainbow River

The Rainbow River in Dunnellon Florida is a beautiful crystal clear river that is very popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking and tubing.

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. A picnic area at the Rainbow Springs Park includes tables, grills, and pavilions. For large gatherings, private pavilions can be reserved. Tubing is not allowed in the headsprings area of the park. Other restrictions apply to use of the headsprings such as swimming is only allowed in designated areas, no scuba gear, motors on watercraft and no paddle boards are permitted, etc. Please call ahead to inquire about restrictions. Tubers can launch at the Tube Entrance on SW 180th Avenue Road. The Headsprings Park Entrance is located three miles north of Dunnellon on the east side of U.S. 41.

Rainbow Springs Park
19158 S.W. 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, Florida 34432

For more information, call (352) 465-8555
Kayaking on Rainbow River

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