Dunnellon City Parks
The hours of operation for most parks are sunrise to dusk.
Blue Run of Dunnellon Park – 19680 E. Pennsylvania Avenue – Acquired in 2008 through a grant from the Florida Communities Trust, this park provides walking/birding trails, a 3-acre pond, access to the Rainbow River for kayaking, and is a popular exit point for visitors and residents tubing along the river.
Centennial Park and State of Florida Boat Ramp Facility – 12196 S. Williams Street – Located along the banks of the Withlacoochee River behind City Hall, this park includes a boat ramp, floating dock, picnic tables, restroom facilities, large deck w/bench seating, open grassy area sloping down to the river. Great place for events including concerts, sunrise services, and fishing tournaments.
Chaplin A. Dinkins, III Memorial Park – 12099 Palmetto Court – Located at the convergence of the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers, this park offers a beautiful setting for swimming, picnics, and grilling out while enjoying a day in the sunshine. Picnic tables, restroom facilities, playground equipment are provided for your enjoyment. There is a $1.00 per person fee for ages three and up. Great setting for birthday parties. Parking availability is limited; we encourage carpooling.
Datesman Park – 12050 S. Ohio Street – Overflow parking provided at this location for both cars and trailers using the local boat ramp facility. There is a gazebo located on the property.
Ernie Mills Park – 11899 Bostick Street – This park is one of the city’s more spacious recreational properties providing a jogging track, playground, concession stand, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and a covered staging area. This park is used quite often for birthday parties, concerts, community celebrations, and is the popular location for the city sponsored Movies in the Park.
L.O. Robinson Park – 20980 West Highway 40 – This playground was constructed and funded by Charles Dillon,III local contractor and former city councilman in honor of the late Councilman L.O. Robinson.
Reservations: If you would like to reserve one of our parks please email our public services department.
K P Hole County Park
9435 SW 190 Avenue Rd
Dunnellon Florida 34432
Phone Number: 352-489-3055
Amenities: Beach, boat ramps, canoe rental, concessions, hand launch, monofilament, picnic pavilion, restrooms, swimming, tubing, wildlife.
Rainbow Springs State Park – Florida State Parks Information Center
19158 SW 81st Place Rd
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Amenities: Swimming, hiking nature trail, picnic pavilion and tubing, all on the Rainbow River in Dunnellon. Campground sites also available along the Rainbow River.
State Forest and Trailheads
Goethe State Forest – Florida Forest Service
9110 SE County Rd. 337
Dunnellon, FL 34431
Total Acreage: 53,587
Amenities: Trails, hiking, biking, great Florida birding trail, primitive camping, fishing, hunting, pavilion, picnic tables, grills. Leased pets allows (contact the forest office for specific information regarding pets).
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway Connection
Length: 2.5 miles
Lat-Lon: 29.03125, -82.45610 (CR 39) or 29.043703, -82.435858 (Bridges Rd)
Fees / Permits: Free
Bug factor: Moderate to high
15430 Southwest County Highway 484 Dunnellon, FL 34432
Length: 10.4 miles
Lat-Long: 29.044856, -82.377631
Fees / Permits: free permit required for random primitive camping, no permit required for FTA members
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
Bug factor: moderate to high
Restroom: portable toilet at trailhead
Florida Trail, Pruitt to Ross Prairie
Length: 6.2 miles
Lat-Long: 29.044856, -82.377631 (Pruitt Trailhead); 29.048199, -82.288598 (SR 200 crossing), 29.038717, -82.295367 (Ross Prairie Trailhead)
Fees / Permits: None unless you are camping, which requires a free permit
Bug factor: low to moderate
Restroom: Portable toilet at Pruitt Trailhead, restrooms with showers at Ross Prairie Trailhead.
Ross Prairie Campground and Trailhead
Located on the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
10660 Southwest Highway 200 Dunnellon, FL 34432
Lat-Long: 29.03833, -82.29611 29°2’18″N, 82°17’46″W
Fees / Permits:
Restroom: Restrooms with showers at Ross Prairie Trailhead
Gates close at 7 P.M. during daylight savings time
Amenities: Large paved parking with a picnic pavilion, bathhouse/restroom, two horse wash racks are located in the campground. There are miles of hiking and equestrian trails, Picnic tables are located at each campsite and fire rings are at the pavilions and at the equestrian sites. There are 15 pull-thru sites with water and electric; 5 sites have 50-amps, and 10 sites have 30-amps. Dump stations