The springs of Florida are pretty close to as awesome as it gets. There are only a few problems they have.
One is that you have to bring your own flotation device. This can be yourself, or it can be something external to yourself (tube, perhaps?). At Kelly Park, there are not one, but two places that rent tubes just down the road. The problem is that you have to rent the tubes before you get there. Don't forget to do so, because unlike other springs that are right next to the parking lot, once you get to the water, it's a bit of a pain to go back and do so.
Two is that since it's so close to population, it can get crowded. Other springs are not exactly far away, but they aren't that close either. Kelly Park is almost like a mall in the suburbs, in that it's where everyone goes to spend the afternoon, so it can be packed.
Three is that because it's not as secluded - in fact, there is a river connecting easily to the pool that forms the springs proper at the "park" - you might find yourself facing more wildlife than at other parks. Now most springs are not really cordoned off or anything. But due to the river, and due to the fact that some take this river to approach the springs, you could see yourself reflected in the gaze of a gator. Enjoy.
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