I rated the campground as very good. But if it had more shade at the campsites, I would have rated it as excellent.
We enjoyed our stay very much. We had unusual weather for this time of year. We had one sunny morning & the remainder of our stay it rained or was VERY CLOUDY & it looked like the skies would open up.
We brought our own kayaks. We parked the car at the ranger station & used the little carts that are available to carry the kayak down to the waters edge which is about 1/4 & a very easy walk. Leave the cart on the side & it will be there when you return. As we put in we went to the right which took us by the state park swimming area. Remember to bring the pass that the ranger gave to you when you checkled into the campground. That will allow you to park your kayaks & get into the swimming area. It's a kayak pleasant ride to this area. Beautiful homes to see.
We were in Loop B at site #36 which is next to the comfort station. This is a very nice site & being close to the restroom didn't bother us. The comfort station is one of the nicest & modernest statioins that we have seen. We have stayed at MANY FLorida state parks in northern Florida recently. We arrived on a Monday & stayed until Friday checkout. I do not feel the comfort station was maintained on a daily basis. My clues were - when we arrived on Mon. the trash container was empty. Someone put a little bag of garbage into the waste basket that day & it sat there all week. Another clue - there was a large dead spider lying on the floor all week. We left at one today & the basket was still full & the spider was still there. Also, there were tiny dead bugs on the counter all week. I always took a paper towel with me to wipe off the counter before I used it. I believe whomever was responsible to do this whether the campground host or the rangers they didn't do what they needed to do. This is the first time this has ever happened at any state park that we have occupied in Florida.
The sites are large but not many trees to provide shade. We had our canopy to provide shade and only had one day of sun. It would be very hot in the summer. There are small shrubs between the sites to divide them.
One day we took a trip to the headspring to check it out. Remember to taken the pass that the ranger gave to you upon admittance into the campground. You will get into the park free. If you forget, you will have to pay the admittance charge. The walking trails are large and the foliage
beautiful. The restrooms in this area need severe help. You can get to the swimming area but there is no beach for little children. They can bring little arm floaties or foam noodles.
- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Springs State Park Hotel Dunnellon
- Rainbow Springs State Park Dunnellon, Florida