Visit Responsibly

It is your responsibility to abide by the laws of Florida waters, including the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers. 

All laws are enforced by the Dunnellon Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

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.

Persons younger than 22 who operate a boat powered with a 10-horsepower or more motor must carry photographic identification and either a Florida Boating Safety Education Identification Card or Florida Boater Education Temporary Certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

It is illegal in Florida to operate a boat while impaired by alcohol and other drugs.

No Alcohol

Alcohol is not permitted.

No Littering

Littering is prohibited

Diver Down Flags

Divers and snorkelers are required to float a “diver-down” flag.

No Disposables

Disposable containers (such as cans, plastics, glass, plastic foam, or paper) are not permitted on the Rainbow River, items must be in reusable containers.

No Wake Zone

The entire Rainbow River is a designated “Idle Speed/No Wake” zone.

Springs are Protected

The head springs are protected. Motorized vessels, anchoring, diving, and fishing are not permitted beyond the marker buoy.

Exit at Blue Run Park

Exiting the Rainbow River at any point except the Tuber’s Exit (also known as Blue Run of Dunnellon Park off Pennsylvania Avenue) is considered unlawful trespassing and violators may be subject to arrest