Rainbow Pool Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
Rainbow Pool Rainbow Pool StreamRainbow Pool Information BoardRainbow Pool Rainbow Pool Trail

Along Highway 120 at the South Fork Tuolumne River bridge. Originally a toll stop in the stagecoach days, later a popular resort until 1958 when fire burned the resort. Now, a popular picnic area. Vault toilets, limited parking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120) No alcoholic beverages or overnight camping. No garbage service; pack it in, pack it out. 
Operational Hours: Day Use Area only
Fees: American Land & Leisure operates Rainbow Pools Day Use during the summer (typically May through September) and charges the following fee: $10.00 per car 

American Land & Leisure operates this area under a special use permit administered by the Forest Service. The fees paid by concessionaires finance the refurbishment of facilities in the campgrounds they operate.
Restrictions: No overnight camping. Pets must be on a leash. Alcoholic beverages prohibited.
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Groveland Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Photo Gallery

Rainbow Pool Restroom (250)
Accessible Restrooms

Rainbow Pool Stream
Rainbow Pool Stream


Rainbow Pool Informational Board
Rainbow Pool Regulations
Rainbow Pool Day Use Sign
Rainbow Pool Sign


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Fire Information Campfire permits are not required within developed day use sites; however, campfires are limited to the grills provided. Campfire permits are required if you plan to build a campfire or use a camp stove outside a recreational vehicle away from a developed campground. Permits are free and may be obtained at the Groveland Ranger District.

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