I wrapped up an almost-month-long tour around Florida by camping at Rainbow Springs State Park. For whatever reason, I didn’t take a lot of pictures and I didn’t want to force myself to, because then it wouldn’t be fun and natural. Speaking of fun and natural… Rainbow Springs! The campsite was great, even having a sewer hookup which, if you camp a lot, you know it feels like luxury to be able to poop in your own camper without wondering when the tank is going to fill up.
*envisions the unfortunate scene from RV starring Robin Williams*
So yeah, I didn’t take many photos but the Rainbow River is stunning. Such clear water that you almost didn’t even need a snorkel mask. But if you DID snorkel, you’d see stuff like this…
There was also this beautiful hawk perched on a branch over to one side of the river. A few really big fish. Big white birds. Quite a few turtles. No good photos of most of that, so I guess these few moments were meant just for me to enjoy with my own eyes, in the moment, for that particular experience.
This was a great park with paved roads (sandy/gravel sites), shade, easy access to the Rainbow River (although the actual spring is a few miles away), quiet neighbors, and just folks generally happy to be there. I loved it and I think I need to book it again so I can bring my camera on the river with me next time. Oh, speaking of which, the houses along the river in that area were gorgeous. Although I didn’t have my good camera, I used my phone to capture some of the landscapes and houses along the river.
I had been camping for about 3 weeks before checking in at Rainbow Springs State Park. It actually felt like 3 months because of all the sites I visited. For a recap, check the links below. If I had to pick a favorite, first of all that’s a really tough thing to do! Probably Myakka River because of the diverse wildlife. The keys were great, as one would assume. I don’t even think I’d discourage anyone from visiting any of these parks, so if you’re on the fence, feel free to ask me about any questions.
Thanks for dropping in!
-Out of the Wilderness