~600,000,000 gallons of fresh water per day~

The beautiful Rainbow River
The Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida

 

  • Rainbow Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located on U.S. 41, three miles north of Dunnellon, Florida. It comprises 1,459.07 acres upland and 12.83 acres submerged. The most significant natural feature is the first magnitude headspring basin which produces up to 600,000,000 US 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. (info from the web)

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6 thoughts on “~600,000,000 gallons of fresh water per day~”

    1. Hey there lady! You haven’t been on here in awhile! Yes, one can kayak, canoe, dive, fish, etc here. The launch is within the RV park and you can then padded to what is called the Headsprings! It is beautiful!! It was too cold when we were there several weeks back to get out on the water. Love and hugs to you!!

  1. What a great looking river – and the volume of water is remarkable. Think I may have to pass on the chocolate/ peanut butter beer!

    Cheers – and I hope you are having a good New Year – Stewart M – Melbourne

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