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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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Fun trip for Open Water Certification

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Brandon, Mississippi
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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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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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First time visiting due to getting Open Water certified. Very relaxing place, great dive and the people were very friendly, courteous and helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I took my 9 & 4 year old daughters in the store for supplies & souvenirs. An employee walked in & said "what is this f***ing s**t?!" Pointing at some bags beside the employee entrance to the cash register. Someone behind the counter said "that's the s**t for my wedding" The lady replied "oh that f***ing s**t. You can do... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Was on a quick winter trip to Florida so I could dive. Very nice facility. Full service dive shop and gift shop. Facility was well maintained. They were doing some work on the campground area and the heavy equipment was making the spring cloudy, but visibility was still good. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Prices were very reasonable. Over... More 

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Address: 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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