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“a hidden jewel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rock Springs Run

Rock Springs Run
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Apopka
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Owner description: Tributary of Florida's Wekiva River is ideal for canoeing, birdwatching, viewing wildlife and foliage.
Scotland
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“a hidden jewel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

this is a welcome break away from the parks. where you and you're family can relax. entry is only $3 per car. you can rent a tube for $5 each.to float down the lazy river

Visited October 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Oldtime Florida at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Let me begin by explaining just what the Rock Springs Run is. This may sound confusing but it is really not. In Orange County there is a park called Kelly Park or Rock Springs. This is a county park and inside of the park is a spring, Rock Springs, which is the headwater and source of the Rock Springs Run. The Rock Springs run is a small river that runs about 8.5 miles and then joins the Wekiwa River. The Rock Springs run is one of the most scenic and beautiful rivers in Florida and is a great river to canoe or kayak. There are no motor boats allowed and only 3 homes on the river. You cannot launch a canoe or kayak from Kelly Park, so how do get access to the run?? There is only one location open to the public that rents canoes, kayaks and provides access to the river, Kings Landing. Kings Landing is located just down the road from the entrance to Kelly Park and is a well run and clean place to rent or launch your canoe. At present the daily cost to rent a canoe, take a trip downriver to Wekiwa Island and have them pick you up and return you to your car is $25 per boat. This is a good deal and you will have the adventure of your life traveling the 8 mile trip. A WORD OF CAUTION: I have seen several reviews of the Rock Springs run and Kings Landing complaining of the obstructions in the river, tipping over,ect. Be aware this is a wild Florida river and from time to time trees fall and create an obstacle. Also be aware that this is all downstream but this is a twisting river that does require an amount of skill and patience to navigate. This may not be a good trip for a family with young children if you have not paddled a canoe before. If you can paddle a canoe then this is probably the best trip in Florida to view wildlife and a river that is like that of old Florida. Be safe and have fun !

Visited September 2013
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Refreshing, relaxing & amazing. Been here 2 times and loved it......will be back again soon. Up to 8 in car admission only $5 and tube rental at Ron's is $3 per tube for day. VERY AFFORDABLE!

Visited June 2013
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Winter Garden, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is just a wonderful day for all. We rented tubes on the way there, cost to get in is dirt cheep. Kelly park has a nice picnic area. The walk back to the beginning is nice also it all sidewalk walking area very well kept park

Visited April 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great swimming, natural lazy river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Wonderful crystal clear water. sandy beach area, grassy edges, safe for all ages. Rent a tube outside the park or bring one. walk up the path to the spring, hop on your tube and let the river take you down to the swimming area. Then do it again. When you get hungry go back to the Rocks Spring Bar and Grill(where they rent tubes) and have some lunch out on their porch. I had a two-fisted burger with hot peppers, cheese, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato and bacon on an onion roll that I'm still daydreaming about.

Visited March 2013
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