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Kelly Park, Apopka

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4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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  • We loved everything about it especially floating down the stream on our tube. The water is so clean. Amazing place. We will go back!! 
  • Great campground on a weekday off season. The bathhouse was exceptionally clean and the staff was very nice and welcoming. 
  • We had an absolute blast at Kelly park, Very family friendly. Water is shallow, but quite cold, as it comes up from a spring. It was very quite on the day we were there,perhaps on 20 people in total, ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Apart from how quickly it can get filled immediately after opening, I love it. It's the best local spot to go to the springs, and there's no tourists either! Just lots of natives
  • 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.
  • We visited in June 2016 and had a good experience. It was slightly crowded (the gate staff informed us that they were almost at capacity for the day). If you are going to arrive in the early afternoon in the summer, be sure to call and make sure that they haven't reached capacity for the day already. Also, if you are going to rent a tube from an outside vendor, be sure to rent it before you enter the park as re-entry is not allowed once the park has reached capacity. The lady running the full-service concession was very helpful with our large order and even gave us boxes to carry the food in. Very neat place to visit with a little bit of planning!
  • I love this park and the spring! It's always better to go in the spring or the autumn because the shock of 72 degree F is not as much than when it's 92+ degrees (the difference of 20 degrees or more is too much). Although the children seem not to mind. It's a good idea to have bug spray. It's a natural park, so you get sting by bugs that are a nuisance. You feel the bite days later. Other than that, it is a pleasurable park to go on a picnic with your family. Beautiful scenery when you are riding on a tire. Enjoy the real Florida!
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