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Rock Springs Run

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Most beautiful place to swim in Florida spring water we have found so far

This is really the most beautiful place to swim in Florida spring water we have found so far during... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Same Park Decades later - Beautiful & REFRESHING!

The park rangers keep this place up and clean. I remember coming here a lot as a kid and I loved... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Orlando, Florida
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Tributary of Florida's Wekiva River is ideal for canoeing, birdwatching, viewing wildlife and foliage.
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400 E Kelly Park Rd, Apopka, FL 32712-5356
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is really the most beautiful place to swim in Florida spring water we have found so far during our travels through Florida. We have visited many other springs north of Orlando but this is the most beautiful one. It is also a good place...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Jelle1974
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The park rangers keep this place up and clean. I remember coming here a lot as a kid and I loved it and I still love it to this day. The fees are fair and reasonable considering they keep it clean. I think the hardest...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Snoopy6986
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Word of warning, Florida does not have hot springs. We have ice cold breathtaking springs. This is no exception. It is cold! However, it is also beautiful. Surrounded by fabulously natural Florida. This is so much better than a them park. At the head of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank enspace2
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I have hiked this state park (reserve) with my husband and found some sections to be difficult due to soft, sandy conditions. Do not confuse it with Kelly Park as others have done when reviewing it. They are VERY different. There is no easily assessable...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Very long wait to enter park and not enough parking. The large crowd makes it very unpleasant. Limited space for picnics Not a good day.

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Ingrid B
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We went here for Mother's Day and had a great time tubing and hanging out in nature. It was kinda crowded but it never bothered us. No bugs other than a random horsefly.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Ifbb Pro Aaron O
Reviewed 22 April 2016

My kids love going to this park. It has a lazy river you can ride tubes down, if you dont have your own tubes you can rent them at places outside the park but make sure you have a vehicle large enough to care fully...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Pkedu
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This spring fed river is low volume, typically 20-30 feet wide, winding, with clear, cool water of typical depth 4-5 feet. Much of it is under a tree canopy and there are very few obstructions. We've seen gators, snakes, turtles, fish, birds, deer, and even...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Rod K
Reviewed 20 March 2016

There’s tons to do in Orlando even if you’re not looking for Disney entertainment. In search of something unique to Florida, we took a drive to Kelly Park and tubed down their springs. The 50 minute drive from our hotel felt a lot longer thanks...More

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank Estee P
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We did the trails here. The water is beautiful and the whole area very scenic. We talked to a couple guys there that go there often and they usually see deer but we didn't that day. We saw otters, turtles, lizards, birds and fish. We...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank taz321
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22 July 2018|
Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
This is a County Park, when it closes due to capacity, they put sheriff'f's deputies at the front to turn cars away. They will allow people to enter as others leave, but the chances of being there when someone leaves are... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from Stephen F | Reviewed this property |
The park is county owned and operated. The county will allow for a reservation for a sheltered picnic table area with notice in advance, however these are not cabanas. You can find that information on the Orange County... More
Laura D
15 May 2018|
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Response from Crystal0211 |
Water this cold usually don’t them as they are cold blooded and love warmer waters