Rules & Policies
Ginnie Springs Rules
Ginnie Springs is private property. Failure to abide by these Rules may, at the discretion of Ginnie Springs personnel, result in expulsion without refund. Persons failing to pay entrance 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.
- Children under 12 require adult supervision at all times.
- Swim at your own risk. No lifeguards on duty.
- No diving or jumping from decks, banks or trees.
- No beer bongs or funnels.
- No Jet Skis.
- No riding on exteriors of vehicle.
- No excessive alcohol consumption.
- You may be asked to park after dark.
- No rope swings allowed.
- No air horns or loud car horns allowed.
- No glass in the common areas or river.
- Campsites must be clean and orderly at all times.
- Lanterns should be hung from ropes suspended between trees.
- Lanterns should not attach directly to trees.
- Heat from lanterns will kill our trees.
- Do not cut or nail anything to trees or vegetation.
- No chain saws allowed.
- Fireworks, firearms including pellet, BB and paintball guns, are prohibited.
- No foul or abusive language, fighting or any other behavior that may be offensive to families.
- Pets are not allowed. Please see bottom of this page for more information on pet policy.
- Quiet hours are from 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. No excessive noise at any time.
- Underage drinking is prohibited.
- No beer kegs are permitted without prior written approval.
- Drivers must be at least 16 years old to operate motorized vehicles.
- 10 mph speed limit must be observed throughout the property.
- No dirt bikes, four wheelers, scooters or ATVs allowed.
- No fishing in the springs or spring runs.
- No camping on the grassy areas surrounding Ginnie or the Devil’s Springs systems.
- No commercial filming permitted without prior written permission.
- No water balloons.
- Divers must register prior to diving.
- Campers must be at least 18 years old to register (We I.D.)
- All off-road vehicles must be parked one hour prior to sunset. Note: We do not have riding trails specific for off-road vehicles. Use of these vehicles is allowed on camp roads for transportation purposes only.
There are inherent risks involved in outdoor activities; risks which may not be visible or foreseeable, including dangerous, unpredictable and changeable weather, lightning, thunder, bee hives, falling limbs and trees, shallow waters, rocks, hard fallen timber, snakes and other wild animals as well as 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.
Customers violating the policies stated above may be expelled from the park. We reserve the right to modify our rules as needed.
- PET POLICY
- Ginnie Springs Outdoors has a strict no 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. Click here to read more.
- If you are bringing a service animal to Ginnie Springs, 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
- Ginnie Springs Outdoors 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.