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Address: 1517 Vortex Springs Ln, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455-6521
Phone Number: (800) 342 - 0640

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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Front office poorly run , rules posted but not enforced.

The new staff has ups and downs more downs than up. The high strung borderline rude snappy older blonde lady in the front office should probably reassigned to a different... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

best thing to do in ponce de leon florida during summer time is to go check out the vortex springs (scuba dive in).

Thank Vicmar I
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I havnt been here in a long time, at least 5 years, and was excited to bring my 3 year old for her first time since I used to love it. Booked what they called a "new camp loop" that had electricity and water outside the gates. We get there at night to find out there is no bathrooms in... More 

Thank crb0911
Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our teenage sons love exploring Vortex Springs. They love the snorkeling opportunities, rope swings, platforms for jumping and diving, and cold refreshing water on a hot summer day. At different times there may be areas closed off if water has levels of bacteria or contaminants. This has happened to us on prior visits. The area has a dive shop where... More 

Thank kevnatx3
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a hot summer weekday and loved it. Had some small waterslides that my 5 and 9 year old loved. Had a rope swing, diving board, and bigger slide that me and my adult friends had some great laughs on! Hung out from 11-6pm and there was shade under trees, picnic tables with umbrellas, and the 65 degree water... More 

Thank Matt B
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We are a little family of 4 and live in Destin so we love to get away to vortex for a completely different summer experience. We always have a blast and both my boys (3 and 13) love going. They have lots of slides, swings and docks to jump into the springs from. It isn't the Ritz for sure but... More 

Thank jaydensmommy
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Did this in 1992....went back in 2016....very little has changed..still has concrete. Block house and bath. Like in the old days of the 60's when we all went camping this place would have been fine but really lacks the amenities now. Springs is fine and good visibility for check out dives and they have oxygen. Primitive but still ok....just don't... More 

Thank Lance D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The new staff has ups and downs more downs than up. The high strung borderline rude snappy older blonde lady in the front office should probably reassigned to a different location. She was very flustered the entire time. Lost our paperwork with receipts. This lead to a double booking in our room and a rude declaration we needed to vacate... More 

Thank cslindsey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

The management thought blaring music over the whole grounds so loud u had to scream at someone 5 ft in front of you was appropriate . With small children and deep water this is very dangerous ! If a child was to become distressed no one would hear the screams. When I combined and asked for it to be turned... More 

Thank Faith F
Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Growing up in Central Florida there are few places I love more than Florida's springs. The cool, crystal clear waters are hard to beat. However, this place was a disappointment. The price of admission includes all the slides, zip lines, etc., but most of them were out of service and unimpressive. Two slides (one of which was under construction) emptied... More 

Thank Anthony P
pigeon forge
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Very well maintained property. Need better bath house and bathroom for the number of people. Still had a great time.

Thank shead5david

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