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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Paddling Florida's Iconic Springs with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Published 2/3/2015
Rainbow Springs and the Rainbow River became popular in the late 1880s when hard rock phosphate was discovered in the area. A small community called Juliette flourished near the springs during this "boomtown" era. In the 1930s the spring was developed as a tourist attraction.

The Florida Park Service officially opened Rainbow Springs State Park on a full-time basis on March 9, 1995.
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