Kelly Park – Rock Springs – Apopka, Florida

Kelly Park - Rock Springs
Kelly Park – Rock Springs

Holy Cow, I’m in love this place! I’ve lived in Florida my entire life and I am finally exploring the places I’ve always wanted to see. This one was one my boyfriend and I ran into and it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. We came to this park on a Sunday to go into Rock Springs which runs through the park. We arrived at about 1 PM but it was closed off because they had reached maximum capacity. They re-opened the park at 3 PM so we waited at a bikers bar in the corner and grabbed some lunch and drinks. We rented some tubes for $5 each and when the park opened… it was on! 

We rushed inside and paid $3 per car, parked, and realized “this park is pretty amazing”. There are benches and picnic tables around with grills to make some yummy BBQ. There were families everywhere, playing and grilling patties and hot dogs. We followed some people who looked like they knew what they were doing over to the spring. Oh My God! It was beautiful. It was a charming enclosed area that looked like a pool. You can lay out your belongings anywhere you’d like and make your way up the little trail to start at the top of the spring; the walk is about 2 to 4 minutes. The water is about 68/69 degrees and crystal clear. You can see all of the rocks, fish, sand and take the clearest GoPro photos and videos. We jumped in at the 6 foot area and made our way down the spring in our floats until we arrived at the big opening. We probably did this about 3 times 9 times. We were like little kids all over again, jumping in and out of the water.  We dwindled off into a little creek where we jumped off our floaties and walked through a short trail. We found a little area where the water was naturally pumping through the ground. It was the first time we had ever seen it so we spent about 10 minutes video taping it. It is very enjoyable. A little cold at first, but once you are used to it it’s not at all bad. I took my GoPro and was able to get some really awesome footage. I cannot wait to go back!

Visit their website for more info: http://www.ocfl.net/cultureparks/parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.VRQ76PnF8bw


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