Rainbow Springs State Park (Natural Spring Swimming Area)


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Rainbow Springs State Park (Natural Spring Swimming Area)
19158 Southwest 81st Place Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 465-8555

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$5.00 per automobile, plus $2.00 per person. [June, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
35y x 31y (approximate measurements) natural spring swimming area, 5f - 15f depth, outdoors, naturally temperature controlled, 72ºF (22ºC)


Three miles north of Dunnellon on Hwy. 41, a few hundred yards south of where Hwy. 40 dead-ends at Hwy. 41.
Marion County
29.102483, -82.437062

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The spring is open 365 days a year from 8 A.M. to one hour before sunset. Unchlorinated water, extremely clear and clean. No showers.The spring can get quite crowded in summer but mornings and winter are quiet. Turtles and fish are always present and you may have an opportunity to swim with a manatee.

Facility Reviews

Unless you tie a diving flag to your butt and swim around the motorboats that are permitted in the spring area, this isn't a good place to go for a workout. The swim area is not suitable for lap swimming due to its dinky size and bottom conditions. When I was there (Aug. 14th, 2003) park rangers insisted I buy a diver's flag to swim to the spring boil (maybe 20 yards from the swim are). The flags were $5 each.