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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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Dothan, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been here six times, two of those were for dive training. This is one of the best dive sights i have ever been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ok. Folks. I along with my son's dive yes scuba dive vortex. Is it perfect? No! Is it clean and safe ? Yes! I have been going to vortex since the 80's for easy, safe and inexpensive place to blow bubbles. I have never seen any of the things mentioned in these slanderous reviews and want everyone to know it... More

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Pace, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went August 9, 2014. You should do yourself a favor and skip this "attraction". It does not deserve to be classified as an "attraction", it is more like "repulsion"! The place was filthy. There were insufficient staff on hand overseeing the safety of the swimmers and essentially no one was governed by any set of rules. There was quite a... More

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Pensacola
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First impression...uninviting. Payed the entrance fee, parked and walked the grounds to get a feel for the place. Looks like it has potential but the place was dirty and looked run down, like it's stuck in the 1980's... Water was cloudy with zero scuba divers...another visitor said a aquifer collapsed not sure if that was the case. Side note: the... More

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Jay, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 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

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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