Rainbow Springs State Park is the perfect weekend getaway if you’re looking for a fun-filled adventure.

The state park is conveniently located in Marion County, Florida, about an hour from Gainesville and two hours from Tampa.

Rainbow Springs is Florida’s fourth largest freshwater spring. It offers kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, and camping.

The water is a refreshing 72 degrees year-round. So put on your swimsuit, and enjoy an invigorating swim.

Walk through the gardens, discover the park’s diverse wildlife, and look out for some of its famous residents, like the river otters, Osprey, hawks, alligators, and Sandhill Cranes.

The park has a headsprings launch area for privately-owned vessels, so you can bring your boat and drift down the crystal-clear waters.

If you don’t have a boat or prefer not to paddle, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards from the park.

The park has over 50 campsites, each with: – Running water – Electric hookups – Sewerage disposal

Grab a snorkel and fin set, and dive in to see the river’s many beautiful fish. You can expect tropical and native trout, bass, catfish, and even tiny freshwater shrimp.

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