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About Rainbow Springs State Park
Campgrounds in Rainbow Springs
Rainbow Springs 60-site campground in a nutshell - its facilities are too nice, its sites are too spacious and it is just too darn scenically...
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If you're headed to Rainbow Springs you are in for some of Florida's finest outdoors. Bring a picnic and hang out at the public swimming area, or if you're the more adventurous type we definitely recommend renting a canoe or kayak and exploring the river!
History of Rainbow Springs State Park
In the 1920s, this spring was a favorite spot for tourists and locals. As the attraction grew, the river was dredged for glass bottom boat tours; and waterfalls were built on piles of phosphate tailings. A zoo, rodeo, gift shops and a monorail with leaf-shaped gondolas were added. In the mid-1970s, when larger theme parks lured the tourists away, Rainbow Springs was closed. In the mid-1990s, it reopened as a state park. In 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated Rainbow River as a National Natural Landmark. It is also an aquatic preserve and an Outstanding Florida Water.