The Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve encompasses the entire length of
the Rainbow River.
The river begins at Rainbow Springs and empties into the Withlacoochee
River 5.7 miles to the south.
Rainbow Springs is Florida's 4th largest spring.
The 72 degree F clear water is home to 23 species of 15 genera and 7
families of fishes.
This area is rich in cultural resources dating back to 7000-3000 BC.
Management Plan Update
Aquatic Preserve Management Plan is being updated. A draft
plan was produced and is being made available to the
public for review and comment.A public meeting is being
held on December 8, 2015, to present the plan to the
public and receive feedback. More
information is available.