Hipcamp host Paula D.,
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• This is not a commercial campground.

• Sorry, no dogs due to wildlife visitors.

• Campers or Vans must not exceed 23 feet.

• Located in the heart of Dunnellon near the Rainbow River

Site: 25ft long by 14ft Wide. Water, Sewer, 30 & 50 amp Electric.  Not on the water

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• This is not a commercial campground.

• Sorry, no dogs due to wildlife visitors.

• Campers or Vans must not exceed 23 feet.

• Located in the heart of Dunnellon near the Rainbow River

Site: 25ft long by 14ft Wide. Water, Sewer, 30 & 50 amp Electric.  Not on the water but walking distance. This property is shared with the owner. RV site is separated from owner's house with a pole barn.  

Please read to the end, including my cancellation policy.

This is not a waterfront site.  You are not camping on the water, however, Rainbow River Peek is named because you can get a peek of the river from the site.  You can bike to the river in about two minutes.  This is a small, narrow (14ft wide) but quiet area, a few hundred feet from The Rainbow River. Located on a dead-end street, this RV site is a work in progress, yet livable. It is partially surrounded by Florida foliage next to a pole barn. There is a 50amp plug but you can use a 30amp adapter that I can provide. If you have slideouts, your living space will be limited but there is a picnic area that everyone uses, as well. The sewer is about 50ft from the site and you can dump on your way in or out.

About the Site: It is only 25 feet long and about 14ft wide.  Anything more than 23 ft will be a challenge. There will not be much room to sit outside of your camper door but there is a separate space for relaxation, next to it.  (See Pictures)  You will be able to extend your awning, if you'd like, with a few feet of area under it.  The back of the RV site has an area with a small table and 10x10 pop up. 

The Rainbow River is a gorgeous river that is walking distance from the site. There is a beach, free boat launch, free kayak launch, tiki bars with live entertainment, antique shops, restaurants and a Publix all within biking and walking distance.

EXTRAS:

Kayak Excursion: For $15 a person, if my schedule allows, I can transport up to two people and two of my kayaks to the head of the river. It is a 1.5 hour kayak paddle, with the current, back to the kayak launch near the RV site. However, you are encouraged to take as long as you want on the river before dark.  You can also stop at the waterfront restaurant, Swampy's, and be picked up there. (Signing a waiver is needed)

Firewood: For $8 a bundle, firewood is bought locally by me and I sell it to you. 

You'll love how close the river beach, tiki bars, grocery stores and antique shops are!!  All within biking distance.

Cancellation:  I have chosen *Super Strict  because I have had too many last minute cancellations.  I also like to travel and when a reservation is made, I make sure I stay in town to help with kayak excursions and/or parking.  When people cancel within seven days of their stay,  I've lost business and I've lost my time to make my own reservations to camp.  Please understand, most of us are not campgrounds with employees.  I will refund firewood and kayak excursions, but not camping nights, so please be sure of your dates.  

Just like most campgrounds, check-in is after 3 and checkout, before 1 for cleanup between reservations.  However, those times are negotiable if no arrival or departures those days.

Super Strict - If a Hipcamper cancels at least 1 week before their check in day and time, they’ll receive a 50% refund (minus Hipcamp fees). If they cancel within 1 week before check in, there will be no refund, 

Please contact me regarding more questions.  I really am a nice person but have to be more strict about cancellations.   :)

LOCAL STUFF TO LOOK UP

Suggested Restaurants: (Hipcamp doesn't allow websites on here) Gyros King Greek Food, Bubbaque's Barbeque, Gruff's Grill and Bar, River Run, Swampy's (water front), Blue Gator (waterfront), Go For Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin' Donuts, Sonic, Burger King, Mc Donald's, Taco Bell

Shops: Antique shops nearby and Grumble House is a must visit!

Grocery: Publix, Save A Lot, Winn Dixie, Aldis

Laundromat: A few blocks from RV site

Tours: Singing River Tours.  $20 per person for a 1.5 hour ride on the river in a large, covered pontoon barge.  Walking distance to board boat.Captain Bob's Airboat Tours, $50 per person. Walking distance to board boat.

Boat Rentals - Rent a jon boat with a motor up to a pontoon boat at Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Grill.  Walking distance from the RV site.

Biking: This little town offers many sidewalks to bicycle on as well as a beautiful park along the Rainbow River called Blue Run Park

Beach: Dunnellon City Beach (Chaplain A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park) is less than half a mile from the RV site.  It offers picnic tables, restroom, a pier and beach for swimming on the Rainbow River.  Pets are not allowed.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Paula a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Greg

Tight fit, but great stay!

Greg M.
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September 6th, 2021

Paula was very sweet, her assistance in renting us the kayak and driving us to and from drop off and pickup spots was great, and the location was very close to what we wanted to do, so I would certainly recommend this to any others looking to enjoy the rainbow river area. One slight issue is that the space is not very large and not the easiest to navigate in and out of. So if you choose this hip camp, here’s hoping you have a 25 foot or less rig, and can turn tightly. You’ll have challenges otherwise. But overall, it was a great experience and we would do it again.

Hipcamper Frances

Camping with a personal touch

Frances H.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2021

Paula's RV site felt like you were camping in a campground but with a concierge to meet all your personal needs. Paula was very accommodating and friendly. She transported us on and off the Rainbow River at no cost. Gave us hints on where to go and what to look for on the river. She knew all about the surrounding area and what restaurants would accommodate our Vegan diet. She helped make our trip very relaxing.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on July 25th, 2021

You and Marty were a trip!!! Loved meeting you both and having you. Like a breath of fresh air. Loved your energy and love for adventure. You both were like tumbleweeds...hardly stayed still! Gotta love that.

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Hipcamper Ben

Perfect foe a rainbow river trip

Ben P.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2021

Perfect place to stay for a rainbow river adventure. Paula was really friendly and even took me to her favorite swimming spot, rented me a kayak and even drove to drop me off and pick me up! I even left my water bottle (woops) and she shipped it to me! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on June 25th, 2021

Awwwwww, thanks, Ben. You were like a crisp wind that blew through. Love it when people respect and love nature like you and my other guests.

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Hipcamper Ashley

Wonderful hostess

Ashley J.
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June 14th, 2021

This campsite is easy to find and walking distance to restaurants and Rainbow River! Paula was a super gracious hostess and allowed us to borrow different things to make our stay more enjoyable (Thanks again Paula!). Her recommendations were spot on for choosing kayaking over tubing. For $15 pp she drove us and her kayaks to the launch site at KP Hole and picked us up at the end of the day at Swampy’s. We had a beautiful day on the river thanks to Paula. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to camp near Rainbow River!

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on June 19th, 2021

Thanks, Ashley. It was great hosting you and Chris!!!

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Hipcamper sarah

Location is ideal

Sarah K.
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May 29th, 2021

Very close to rainbow river.

Hipcamper Lorelei

Perfect spot for rainbow river

Lorelei D.
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May 3rd, 2021

Paula was an amazing host and helped us get to KP hole for a swim/kayaking day trip. It was a last minute tenting trip and it couldn't have gone more smooth. Perfect spot. Will be going to Paula's Rainbow River "Peek" again next time we have a club swim. I highly recommend this spot for a tent or RV.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on May 3rd, 2021

Thank you!! Come back when you can stay longer. :)

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Hipcamper Debbie
Debbie F.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2021

Paula has a great set up on her property for camping. It was very welcoming with a picnic table, easy up, perfect lighting in the camping area and a book listing information about her camp site along with information about local attractions and restaurants which was very helpful. We definitely will be back...such a beautiful area.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on April 11th, 2021

Thank you!!!

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz E.
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March 25th, 2021

Our 20ft trailer fit well in the driveway by the pole barn and our friend set up a tent in the small wooded area behind us. We stayed for 2 nights and rented kayaks from Paula to paddle the Rainbow. She dropped us off and picked us up and showed us around with many recommendations. She was a great host! Helped us back the trailer in and level it and made sure we had everything we needed.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on March 25th, 2021

Thank you, Liz!! Really enjoyed having you all. Took everything I had not to join you. Haha!!

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Hipcamper Karen
Karen M.
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March 23rd, 2021

Host is very helpful and attentive. Nice level site with lush plants and shade. Quiet neighborhood, we slept well !
Visited daily by a sandhill crane and many other birds.
We had easy access with our bicycles. Our favorite activities were kayaking Rainbow River , biking Blue Run, and Swampys.

Hipcamper Paula
Response from Paula, the Host, on March 25th, 2021

Thank you, Karen!!!

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Property
Rainbow River RV "Peek"
State
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Country
United States
$35/night
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