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Vortex Springs

1517 Vortex Springs Lane, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
(800) 342 - 0640
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Type: Specialty Shops, Water Parks
Owner description: 11/10/2012 Update on the status of Vortex Spring ownership. The Dockerys are the owners of Vortex Spring and we plan on stay here for the foreseeable... more » Owner description: 11/10/2012 Update on the status of Vortex Spring ownership. The Dockerys are the owners of Vortex Spring and we plan on stay here for the foreseeable future. We are investing a great amount of money in cleaning up the water. So please come back and give us advice on how to make your stay more enjoyably.Dear all past and future visitors of Vortex Spring. My name is Connie Taylor and I was the manager at Vortex Spring 5 years ago when it was the amazing vacation spot you all remember. The resort was sold 5 years ago with great sadness by many involved in the upkeep of the property. The new owner has neglected the property so bad that it is going through a foreclosure sale on the 18th of October. There is a very high probability that the original owners the Dockerys will get the resort back. I am currently working at Vortex Spring trying to repair the damage that has been done. We have repaired the majority of the roads and are endeavoring in efforts to clean the water by removing the algae and under water weeds. I will keep you all up to date on the ownership after the 18th. Please don't write Vortex Spring off as a vacation spot just yet. The old management is back with a vengeance. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and ready to help any way possible. We are doing everything in our power to restore in to the treasure it once was. Thank you all. « less
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Jay, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just got home today from vortex....stayed 2 nights with my family....big mistake....there is absolutely NO rules enforced at this place.....the cabins are filthy....rude cashiers in the dive shop.....drunk people everywhere.....they have a quiet time at night from 10 pm to 7 am....big joke....music blaring at 11pm...try to find a manager to complain to....but she is in on the fun....someone almost... More

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Vortex. I love this place. I have always been greeted with a smile and the best customer service in the area. I work a professional job and am a single mid aged male. Vortex is not a roof top dinner and wine scene so don’t come looking for that. You will be surrounded by blue collar hard working people drinking... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went to Vortex for my daughters 14th birthday party. Never Again! Everyone cursing, smoking, public sex, talking about release from jail and more. Very uncomfortable place to spend a nice afternoon with family. If you enjoy Pro Wrestling they have that coming soon...enough said...... Not $6.00 for swimmers...$6.00 for everyone to enter..... Try Ecofina.....

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Boyfriend and I stayed 2 nights in a cabin. The cabins have a great view of the place. We snorkeled in the spring. Water is clear and cool and there is lots of interesting fish to see. Lots for the kids to do as well. Staff is very helpful. The only things I didnt like were the grounds being littered... More

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have been visiting Vortex Springs since I was a kid in the eighties and witnessed the management change hands. The bathrooms were kept clean but it was obvious that someone would go out of their way to do their best at night to clog the toilets with paper. Vortex has definitely improved with the added attractions. Yes, it was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had stayed all week. Yes it's trash heaven. If you want to get drunk, and you have a tent, or any thing you want to put together to sleep in, you'll love it. The filthy bathrooms, cigarette butts all over the camp ground, and trash everywhere. But if you live like pigs you'll love it. But what tops it... More

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Destin, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Pros- the kids had a great time, park was clean, bathrooms were kept stocked, camp ground was separate from most day use traffic- Cons- poor management practice - no refund for a campsite that did not have power working, was told by management to move and the only available site was at the opposite end of park to my daughters... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was the place of the first freshwater spring dive that I had ever done. I found the spring to be quite cool with plenty of fish and eels. I would definitely visit this place again if time permitted and I had an afternoon to kill. Very enjoyable though.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well I'm not white trash, as one critic said was White Trash Haven. However I do own my own business and we're successful! The place is great for kids, all 8 of mine enjoyed themselves, to the point they cried cause they did not want to leave.. Some people looked alternative, however they were extremely nice. The lil lady running... More

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Memphis, TN
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed in Otter Creek, gross gross gross. People played bass guitar outside of room all night so zero sleep. My son had a blast playing in water but I must say, I was the only person without tattoos up and down my body and without a cigarette hanging out of my mouth. Lots of drunk people yelling the F word... More

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