Rock Springs has been developed into a very popular county park. Because the spring is so close to Orlando, it is a popular day-trip for visitors and locals in search of a natural lazy river.
Rock Springs Kelly Park offers swimming, picnicking and camping facilities, among other things.
Rock Springs emerges from a horizontal cave at the base of a 20 ft (6.1 m) high vertical limestone and sand bluff.
The water is beautiful, clear and blue.
For a few hundred feet (approximately one hundred meters), the stream cuts into limestone, and its bottom has sand and marine fossil shells that eroded out of the limestone.
There is no vegetation and only minor algal growth. Lush ferns and moss blanket the bluff and upper stream banks. The upper part of the run averages 15 20 ft (4.5 6.1 m) wide and 5 ft (1.5 m) deep. Rock Springs Run flows north, east, and south, eventually into the Wekiva River approximately 8.6 miles (13.8 km) downstream. Approximately 120 ft (36.6 m) downstream, a boardwalk arches over the stream. About 1,000 ft (304.8 m) downstream from the springhead, the run has been pooled for swimming. The cave and immediate vicinity are closed to use, but the rest of the run serves as a swimming, snorkeling and tubing hotspot. A dense cabbage palm and oak hammock occupies lands adjacent to the cave and upper part of the run. The spring is bordered on all sides by high, rolling sand hills that are owned and maintained as a county park.