Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon

Nature Quest is the "OFFICIAL" Concession Operator for Rainbow Springs State Park!

Nature Quest provides the Tube and Shuttle Service located at the Tubing Center within Rainbow Springs State Park off of 180th Ave Rd.

Tube and Shuttle service is seasonal:

Weekends Only thru April and May,

Memorial Day thru Labor Day Everyday,

Weekends Only thru September.

In addation, Nature Quest provides Canoe and Kayak Rentals Everyday within Rainbow Springs State Park off of SR41 at the Head Springs.

Please see our web site for further information:


Nature Quest Canoe & Kayak rentals in Rainbow Springs State Park

Tel: 352.465.3211 Everyday

Nature Quest Tube & Shuttle service in Rainbow Springs State Park

Tel: 352.465.7155 Seasonal see above

Rainbow Springs State Park's Headsprings -SR41

Tel: 352-465-8555

Rainbow Springs State Park's Campground -180th Ave Rd

Tel: 352-465-8550

Rainbow Springs State Park's Tube Entrance -180th Ave Rd

Tel: 352-465-8525

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you on the River!

Nature Quest
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  • We took a group of Isle Brand Ambassadors to the springs for the first time and it was such a great time. This area is full of wildlife and great photo locations and you just might see a small alligat...  more »
  • It's only $2.00 per person to visit and it's a nice day trip. Take a picnic lunch or use the snack bar. You cannot put tubes in the water in the park. There are a few nice trails but the signage is pi...  more »
  • Rainbow Springs offers such an incredible experience that my family of ~25 has chosen it as our annual reunion destination. Hundreds of springs fill the river and swimming area with the most beautiful, crystal clear waters Mother Earth has to offer. Paddle boarding down the river was a surreal, spiritual experience (don’t forget sunscreen!) that you won’t want to miss. I’ve never felt so far from the worries and stresses of the rest of the world. Enjoy!
  • My favorite river/spring in all of Florida. This entry is great, but as a reminder: No alcohol and no disposable containers. They are VERY strict on this. The river is anywhere from 2-4 hours and the shuttles are around pretty often. This is a great experience and I'd highly recommend it if you're looking for a little Florida getaway - I enjoy this more than our beaches. Just get there EARLY Or you won't get a parking spot.

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