400 – 600 million gallons of fresh water per day
The most significant natural feature is the first-magnitude headspring basin which produces between 400 – 600 million gallons of fresh water per day, forming the Rainbow River. The looking-glass waters of Rainbow Springs come from several vents, not one large bubbling spring. The river itself supports a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and plants, many within easy viewing by visitors. In total, the park contains 11 distinct natural communities, including sandhills, flatwoods, upland mixed forests, and hydric hammocks. Visitors are able to see a variety of wildflowers in season; oak, longleaf pines, magnolia, dogwood, redbud, and hickory trees; gray squirrels, red-shoulder hawks, swallowtail kites, barred owls, whitetail deer, and a wide variety of wading birds. The relative peace and quiet of the winter season offers much for the nature enthusiast. There is an interpretive room located in the visitor center displaying historical, natural, and cultural resources of the park.
Aquatic Wilderness Adventures
We offer Kayak, and Stand Up Paddle Board rentals and a 4hr Tubing trip on the beautiful Rainbow River located in Dunnellon Florida. Choose our shuttle service or launch from site also our boats are not limited to the Rainbow River so load em’ up and
take them to the beach or one of the many other rivers that’s just a short drive from us. We are right next door to Swampy’s Restaurant!
Rainbow River Kayak Adventures
If this is your first time renting a kayak, you are about to have a fantastic time enjoying a ride down the Rainbow River. Rainbow River offers beautifull clear water to enjoy a ride on a canoe a kayak or simply rest and go tubing down the rainbow river.
Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak
From our livery, at the end of the Rainbow, you simply park and ride our shuttle to the paddling destination of your choice; the crystal clear spring water of the Rainbow River, or the deep water and dense forests of the Withlacoochee River. On either trip, you will drift peacefully back to your car. We are proud to provide Old Town Canoes and Kayaks for your day on the water.
The K.P. Hole is one of many public parks in Marion County Florida that highlights the natural beauty of the area. The entry into the park is framed by stately live oaks draped with ghostly Spanish moss that sets this area of Florida apart from the big cities and theme parks. The park rests on the banks of the Rainbow River. People come from virtually thousands of miles away to dip their feet into this quaint little river!