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Rainbow River

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Address: Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone Number: +1 352-465-8550
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Always 72° and crystal clear. Swimming, kayaking, tubing. Rental equipment available in town. Local restaurants are good and plentiful. Antique shops too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always 72° and crystal clear. Swimming, kayaking, tubing. Rental equipment available in town. Local restaurants are good and plentiful. Antique shops too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our day kayaking on the Rainbow River. Put in at KP Hole paddled up to the head waters, then down to the ramp in Dunnellon

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West Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayaked the Rainbow on an overcast and semi rainy day in November. This was such a beautiful place! We're now considering a move to this area. The water is so clear with abundant wildlife and such serene beauty!

Thank mwmcorder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Rainbow River to go snorkeling and diving. The water was amazing! It was clear and a constant 72 degrees. We saw lots of fish including bass, brim, and gar. It was fun to float lazily along with the current.

Thank grosbea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pristine river. Gentle current. We paddled 1.5 miles to the head spring, walked around the Rainbow State Park, saw 2 waterfalls, then traveled to the pick up point, about 4 miles. Wide, sunny river with homes all along the right side with a natural shore line on the left. Peaceful and quiet in this midweek November day.

Thank robin d
Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rainbow River is a true gem in North Central Florida. Crystal clear water with fresh water springs along the way, abundant wildlife- fish, otters, alligators, birds. Great for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking. I've been up and down this river in kayaks and love the little islands and hidden channels. Great for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and kayakers. Shallow &... More 

Thank adventuresofmom
Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Paddled out from Swampy's all the way to the head-end springs and back. Best bet is to head out early from Swampy's. We lunched in our kayak at the springs, stopping along the way to swim and explore. Trip back downstream was great and the food good at Swampy's after the paddling.

Thank zen_journeyman
Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We kayak here often. Early morning is best to see all the critters!! Otters, all kinds of birds including eagles, turtles, fish-. Awesome river,-water you can see to the bottom. Highly recommend.

Thank 4pawsrus
Summerville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I went onto the website last night to make a reservation and I found that I had to choose dates in order to send an email to RR Club. The site showed that there were a few days next week available. As I would try to request the dates, it would jump and weird dates would show up. Finally, I... More 

Thank chapmanjoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

If you love the tranquility of seeing turtles birds and fish in a pristine spring-fed river then you will love this place. Go during the week when schools are in session and the river will be yours to explore by canoe, kayak, or small Jon boat. Strict adherence to laws forbidding trash on the river has kept it clean and... More 

Thank Betty4496

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