Are there alligators in the Rainbow River in Dunnellon Florida?

Tip: if you choose to head down river beyond the designated swimming area be aware that there are some varieties of snakes that you make encounter, as well as alligators. The Rainbow River does have gators in it, so swim with caution.

How much does it cost to float down the Rainbow River?

Cost. The tubing package at KP Hole Park costs $25/person, which includes the following: entry fee, tube rental, return shuttle service.

Are there alligators in the Rainbow River?

Are there alligators in the Rainbow River? Yes the Rainbow river is a natural body of water that fish, birds, and reptiles call home.

Can you swim in Rainbow River?

Can you swim in the Rainbow River? Yes, you can everywhere at the Rainbow River.

Are there sharks in Rainbow River?

Sadly, since the river is dammed, there’s no Manatees anymore (or Bull sharks, for the extreme divers!).

Can you go swimming at Rainbow Springs?

Swimming at Rainbow Springs is Spectacular! Cold, but Spectacular! Here at Rainbow Springs the water temperature is a constant 72 degrees year-round. This makes it incredibly refreshing in the summer but it also allows you to swim any time of year because it doesn’t get any colder!

Can you drink alcohol on Rainbow River?

Rules of the River Taking any type of alcohol or disposables on the Rainbow River is prohibited by law. Acceptable containers include Tupperware, Rubbermaid or a thermos. Unlawful containers include: paper sacks, boxes, plastic water bottles, aluminum cans, breakable plastic utensils, paper napkins and towels.

How long does it take to float down the Rainbow River?

approximately one and one-half hours
The float trip is approximately one and one-half hours long, depending on wind. And after floating down the river you can show your receipt for free admission to the headsprings area of the park at the US 41 entrance for a day of picnicking, nature study, swimming and family fun.

Is Rainbow River salt water?

The most significant natural feature is the first-magnitude headspring basin which produces between 400 – 600 million gallons of fresh water per day, forming the Rainbow River.

How deep is the Rainbow River in Florida?

On average, the Rainbow River is less than 10 feet deep, although there are places where it drops 25 feet. Close to the banks, it’s shallow enough to stand. Look out for big branches to jump from and a rope swing or two. No matter how deep the water gets, you can always see the bottom of the river from your craft.

Can you scuba dive at Rainbow River?

Drift Dive Florida’s Rainbow River Visibility has often been up to 200 feet on a good day. And with a maximum depth of 25 feet, a Rainbow River Dive Trip is sure to provide very gentle currents making it an ideal dive spot for both drift divers and snorkelers, alike.

Is Rainbow Springs closing?

Rainbow Springs is permanently closed. We will be in touch with annual pass holders. The National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa is open.