Resort Rules & Policies


General Rules & Policies

  • All general admission guest must register at the dive shop, pay applicable fees, and sign a waiver/release form, minors included.

  • General admission passes expire at sundown.

  • Only overnight guests may enter the resort 24 hours a day. General and Diving pass holders may leave the resort and re-enter as long as their passes are valid. Pass validation will be checked at the gate when leaving and entering the park.

  • Children 12 years and under require adult supervision at all times. Swim at your own risk, No lifeguards on duty.

  • No diving or jumping from docks, bridges, or trees.

  • All swim shop rental gear is due in one hour prior to closing.

  • We ID at time of admission. A 21 and older wristband will be placed on you if you plan to consume alcohol. If you are caught without such wristband and you are consuming, you will be expelled with no refund.

  • No beer bongs, funnels or kegs are permitted. No excessive alcohol consumption. No glass containers allowed on property.

  • No motor propelled water craft.

  • No riding on exteriors of vehicles.

  • Firearms are prohibited.

  • No foul or abusive language, fighting or any other behavior that may be offensive to families will be permitted.

  • Pets are not allowed.  Please see bottom of this page for more information on pet policy.

  • "Quiet Hours" are 10:00 pm until 8:00 am. No excessive noise is allowed at anytime. For noise complaints please contact the Holmes County Sheriff at 850-547-3681. No foul or abusive language, music, fighting or any other behavior that may be offensive to other guests will be permitted.

  • 5 mph speed limit must be observed through the property.

  • No ATV's of any type are allowed on the property.

  • No fishing or hunting is allowed on the property at anytime.

  • No commercial filming is permitted without prior written permission.

  • Prices subject to change. Taxes not included.


SCUBA Diving Rules & Policies

  • All diving guests must register at the dive shop, pay applicable pass fees, and sign a waiver/release form. Minors require the signature of a custodial, parent or legal guardian.

  • Diving passes expire at 11pm.

  • All scuba rental gear is a 24 hour rental. If you plan to return your gear after hours please contact a staff member for instructions.

  • The minimum age for scuba diving is 10, regardless of supervision or certification. All minors must dive with a certified adult, regardless of whether the minor is certified.

  • Diver must be able to show proof of certification from a recognized agency or be under instructor supervision.

  • Divers must be able to read and abide by all posted diving rules.

  • Divers must follow all generally accepted safe diving practices.

  • Divers must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Divers must dive within their limits of certification.

  • Divers must not enter the cavern or cave system without such certifications.

  • All items that may be found by divers will be surrendered to Vortex Spring personnel, and will remain the express property of the owners.


Camping - Lodging Rules & Policies

  • A single vehicle or two tents are allowed per camp site.

  • A deposit is required for each reservation. The amount of your first nights rate for each reservation is required in advance.

  • Deposits are refundable only if the reservation is canceled 72 hours prior to check-in.

  • Prices may be higher and a minimum nights stay may imposed over holiday weekends or during special events.

  • Check-in at 4pm Check-out at 11am

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to make a reservation, or stay in our accommodations without a parent or legal guardian.

  • If there are any items removed from your site or room, or any damage done to the property, your credit card will be charged a minimum $150.00.


PET POLICY

Vortex Spring has a strict pet policy.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Guests with service animals are welcome. Service animals are “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks with people with disabilities,” according to the Revised Americans with Disabilities Act Service Animal Requirements. Service animals in a working capacity are allowed in all public areas of the park when accompanied by a visitor with a disability; and,Under the ADA , service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or a task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. It is now a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida to misrepresent an animal as a service animal. Misdemeanors of the second degree in Florida can result in a jail term of up to 60 days and a fine up to $500. Service animals can use any outdoor area for relief as long as the owner picks up after the animal and properly disposes it.ADA regulations have separate provisions about miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. If you are bringing a service animal to Vortex Spring, we ask that you let a staff member know that you have a service animal upon check-in. If the service animal’s behavior is out of control and the owner does not take effective action to control it, he or she will be asked to remove the animal from the premises.

COMFORT AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

Vortex Spring has the right to turn away comfort or emotional support animals.  We ask that you do not bring these animals to the park. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under ADA service animal guidelines.

Notice: Vortex Spring Adventures LLC. is private property. Failure to abide by these rules may, at the discretion of Vortex Spring personnel, result in expulsion without refund. Persons failing to pay entrance, lodging, or camping fees, who re enter the property after expulsion, or who refuse to leave when asked, will be considered trespassers and subject to arrest.

 Warning: There are inherent risks involved in outdoor activities: risk which may not be visible or foreseeable, including but not limited to dangerous, unpredictable, and changeable weather, lightning, thunder, stinging/biting insects, falling limbs and trees, shallow waters, rocks, snakes and other wild animals and other natural hazards and dangers. Consumption of alcohol may impair your judgment and reduce your ability to effectively manage the risks of swimming, camping and other water and land activities.