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Address: 1517 Vortex Springs Lane, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
Phone Number: (800) 342 - 0640
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Description: 11/10/2012 Update on the status of Vortex Spring ownership. The Dockerys...
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.
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We went on a Sunday in July under a "heat warning". The spring water is 68 degrees year round or so they say so it was quite refreshing and clean in the main spring area where the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Navarre, Florida, United States
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Orlando
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I lived in Orlando for 35 years and visited local springs there often. I have since moved to Atlanta and came here with my 3 granddaughters. From the time we entered this park I was quite sure this was not the springs I was used to. The first thing you see on your drive in is about 15-20 broken down... More 

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Navarre, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Sunday in July under a "heat warning". The spring water is 68 degrees year round or so they say so it was quite refreshing and clean in the main spring area where the diving boards and rope swings are. Further down in a picnic area where it narrows into a creek; we saw a man covered... More 

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Argyle FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This freshwater spring has risen like a Pheonix since being returned to the developer's family. The improvements have come fast and regularly. They have built new water bridges, new camp site, new roads, & bathrooms. Superior SCUBA shopping has returned too. The water is cleaner and clearer than ever before. The swimmers have been attracted to the new area of... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

There is a great charm at this spring. Yes it is beautiful, the water is clear, you can see down to the gorgeous large koi fish and carp. The rope swing and slip and slide is so much fun! This is all wonderful, but it is not what made my trip as special as it was. The staff here were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I'd give it 5 stars if they'd enforce a noise ordnance. Vulgar drunks up well after midnight. Don't camp here if you'd like to sleep at any point.

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Mary Esther, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

So my husband and I stopped by on our way home from an RV vacation - I haven't felt like a kid in forever! Doing flips off the swing and zip line was epic! 12 dollars was a small price to pay for so much fun! Oh and btw- Miss Connie took good care of us and let us plug... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This has to be the worst place to bring a family! Obvious intoxicated people not paying attention to children around them using very foul language and making sexual comments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

You couldn't ask for a more wholesome, fun, and safe vacation. The Dive Shop personnel are super kind and helpful. They go above and beyond in order to make your visit perfect. I loved our rooms. We stayed at the Grandview and it aptly named. What a beautiful sight morning and evening. I woke up early and watched the first... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst camping trip I ever had, the empowers were rude, the bathrooms were absolutely disgusting and concrete floors smelled saturated with urine, they have loud PA speakers right inside campgrounds and we're constantly making pages for floats to be returned immediately and for other various reasons to be done immediately, there was nothing peaceful about this trip... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went down here and tent camped at the campground while we got open water scuba certified. The spring is quite small for all of the divers that were there but it was still interesting. There are several species of fish that live there and there are submerged vehicles to explore. There's a also a rope swing, small zipline, and... More 

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Address: 1517 Vortex Springs Lane, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
Phone Number: (800) 342 - 0640
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Ponce de Leon

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