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Kelly Park, Apopka

(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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  • Rock Springs is one of Florida's most lovely, pumping 26,000 gals. per minute from its limestone base into a succession of lime rock pools eventually into two large swimming areas. A volleyball court,...  more »
  • We loved our stop here... great swimming and wading, very relaxing, and the kids loved playing volleyball too! Nothing fancy, just a great kid friendly place!  more »
  • Nice clean quiet camping area. Can ride your bikes around for easier and faster travel to the river U can tube or swim down the river. If u don't have a tube, don't worry a truck comes by the campsite...  more »
  • We just spent the weekend here! The park was very laid back and quiet. I would suggest NOT staying at camp site 21 if you have a large RV. It literally took an act of God to get our camper parked because of the angle of the site and trees in the way. The Springs were beautiful and we saw tons of wildlife (deer,turkeys,raccoons and a turtle). The bathrooms were a little messy and the showers need new shower heads for sure. But otherwise very nice park to camp at
  • Maybe it was because I didn't actually get in the water, or maybe it's because the weather was overcast and rainy BUT I was impressed with this place. I read all the reviews and my hopes were high; first mistake perhaps. I decided not to get in the water because it smelled and parts looked dirty. It also didn't help that I saw a sign that said beware of gators. I saw some people floating through the channels but most people were in the swimming area. They had some decent hiking trails tucked in the back where I saw a deer and cool birds. I would go back for the trails more than getting in the water.
  • Got to the Park around 8:30ish on a Tuesday 8/2. You pay for parking @ the gate via cash or cc (with ID). There wasn't a line, so I was able to find a pretty decent parking spot. I headed down to the head of the spring river. The crowd there was minimal at first, but got crowded as time past, but the people were very friendly, so if you bumped into someone along the way it was all laughs. The tube ride was about 15-20 mins depending on how many people are on the river. Once you reach the end you have to walk back to the beginning which is not far. I really enjoyed myself having a few laughs with some neighborly people. What would be nice if they install bumper rails along the side of the river so those tubing won't get caught in the thicket. Other than that I enjoyed myself.
  • Absolutely loved it! We went on the first Friday of August. It was quite crowded in the shallow "pool" areas of the springs (the day campers were there). Going down the lazy river means walking up to the top of the spring, figuring out how you can best get into it, and then quickly floating over shallower rocks and into deeper water. If you don't want to go so quickly then you might get in at the right end of the pools and floating down the right side go to the end. *This is not a great place to swim for those who have problems with walking or for those who cannot climb wet steps that are tall. I needed help using the stairs getting out of the water each time. Small children need parental help too. Things to note- get there no later than 10 in summer - there are grills there but to use them for lunch, get there earlier than 10 (you can't bring one) - there are many, many trees for shade (no umbrellas, canopies or tents in swim areas) -no alcohol -bring tubes or rent from vendors (located OUTSIDE of park for $5 each) /think about how you will transport them (most people held them up against the car on the outside) -plan to be here for at least 4 hours if you are or have kids 8-50 years old! Have fun.
  • Rock springs is perhaps the best springs in the greater Orlando area. Whenever I have guests in town I bring them here. If you want more of an adventure, bring water shoes and a snorkel! There's lots more life teeming under the water and overall the springs is a great place to spend the day.