|Mark paddling downstream, development to his right, park to his left|
|K.P. swim area and boat fleet|
|We had to purchase a band to launch, and even the band reminds us of the ban on disposable containers.|
|Resting as I go. I'm not sure what the water depth is here, but it averages 6-15 feet.|
|A school of fish swimming past|
|Turtles sunning on a bank|
|Three boats full of kids on a snorkeling field trip (Don't you wish you'd had trips like that?) A kayak headed upstream.|
At the top of Rainbow River sits Rainbow Springs State Park, another former privately owned tourist attraction. It used to have a zoo and gardens. The zoo is gone, but the garden waterfalls remain and serve as the backdrop for many weddings. Each time we've visited the park a wedding has been in progress. There is a separate charge to land in Rainbow Springs Park, so we didn't land, but went back the next day to get some underwater shots from near the head spring.
Rainbow Springs Wikipedia
Rainbow Springs State Park
K.P. Hole County Park
Summary: Launch K.P. Hole, I think we paid $3 each, but the site says a fee of $5 to enter. Flush toilets and changing rooms are available. 1.5 miles upstream to Rainbow Springs State Park, must pay entry fee to dock. Unlimited miles downstream. Kayak and canoe rentals are available at both KP Hole and Rainbow Springs State Park.