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Rainbow Springs State Park

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What people say

"Rainbow Springs is often considered the most picturesque of Florida's springs. The water is extraordinarily clear and the landscape unique. It's a bit more far from Tampa than Weeki Wachee, about 1.40 hour. But it's worth the long drive. There is a beautiful swimming area in sapphire-blue water, and there are canoe and kayak rentals available. It gets very busy during weekends and holidays/busy months, so get there early. When the park reaches capacity at the headsprings entrance, the park closes to all visitors. There is also an option to camp there overnight."
""At the main park spring, swimmers can enjoy a large roped off area for swimming with a dock and stairs for ease of entry to the spring... Starting at the popular KP Hole outside the state park, children and adults can float downstream in inner tubes stopping often to jump off ropes tied to over-hanging tree limbs. The gentle current of the river dictates the pace as smaller springs bubble up and feed into the river, thus creating plenty of areas to get out and swim." - Authentic FL"
"Rainbow Springs State Park is home to the fourth-largest spring in Florida and offers visitors the chance to swim, kayak, or tube in crystal clear waters surrounded by lush vegetation. The park is also home to a variety of native wildlife, including otters, turtles, and birds. Visitors can explore the park's many nature trails or enjoy a picnic in one of the park's shaded areas."

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