Rainbow SpringsRainbow Springs State Park is a beautiful area full of great outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy. Living in WaterGrass means that you’re an hour and forty minute drive away, so you can make it a day trip or plan a camping trip and stay for a few days.

Rainbow Springs is Florida’s fourth largest spring and has been used for nearly 10,000 years. It’s great for those hot summer days, and has tons to offer you and your family all while cooling off. Here are a few ways you can spend a day at Rainbow Springs:

Snorkel. Go snorkeling in the crystal clear water and be amazed at what you see! You can snorkel in the buoyed swimming area and from the campground or boats once you are outside of the headsprings. Take a ranger-guided tour in the summer for in depth info, and you’ll be allowed to access to otherwise protected headspring areas.

Tube. If your plan is to stick to tubing, there is a separate entrance located on S.W. 180th Avenue Road, 1.4 miles south of the campground entrance. For the tube trip, you start and end at the same spot and your trip takes about two hours to complete. Tube rentals are offered for those who don’t have their own. The tube facility is open seven days a week until Labor Day. Get there early on the weekends and holidays—the park is closed when they reach their maximum carrying capacity.

And more! Walk along the nature trails to look out for wildlife, swim, have a picnic, take a hike, walk through the gardens, go canoeing and kayaking, and camp out. There is something here for every member of your family to enjoy.

Start planning your visit today! For more information on Rainbow Springs State Park, check out their their website.

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