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Barton Springs Pool

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Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone pool, fed by several underground springs, for everything from fishing and swimming to baptisms and beauty pageants.
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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Same thing with the hike and bike trail. This is magic. I go there very New Years Day. The energy from all the happy people will renew your faith in humanity. On a hot summer day, it's wonderful. Hot day, cold clear pure water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AustinGreta
Reviewed 1 week ago

A natural spring fed pool where the water stays about 68-70 degrees year round. Large pool, grass covered banks for sunbathing, people watching. A lovely escape on hot days from the Austin City Limits music festival events nearby IF you have a ticket permitting reentry.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rharrison44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barton Springs is a great place to cool off on a hot Austin day. It is a spring fed pool so it is cold and refreshing. There are no pool chemicals so that make it nice too. It can get crowded some days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank devonhsater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to get in but the entrance we found was closed... Presidents’ Day! It seemed like there was another entrance open, but we saw it from the outside and enjoyed the park around it! The facilities seem very clean and nice for Summer time!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in February so it was a bit chilly, however, it didn't stop the locals from going for a swim. There was a lifeguard on duty and it's the size of a standard lap pool and has a shallow end of 4ft. The water is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nitasa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to cool down and take a refreshing dip at. Plenty of room to relax on the lawn get some sun and then cool off!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have to upload the memories and you be the judge. What fun in this 65 degree spring of water to be explored, splashed, & chill in. Something to do thats for sure. There is a fee and regulated rules about what to take before...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Caresa W
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Grew up swimming at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools, both spring fed, cold, and clear beautiful water. Barton Springs seems to have never had sufficient funding in the past 40-50 years to make it a tourist draw and public amenity that it deserves. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank roadtrip78726
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The spring water here is a constant 68 degrees, so be ready to have your breath taken away. The natural sides and bottom are always interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy J
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Had an amazing time at Barton Springs. The water was nice and refreshing. Some folks may want to wear water shoes as there can be lots of rocks, but just jump in and find a shady place along the banks to wade in the water....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 August 2018|
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Response from Nance T | Reviewed this property |
We did not make a reservation. It was very busy but we got in after about a 10 wait in line.
28 July 2018|
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Response from bepleasant |
NO food. NO alcohol. NO smoking. ONLY water. Take RIDESHARE. Parking is very limited. Respect the staff they are there to save your life. People drown at this pool. RESPECT THE STAFF. The reason for no food or sugary drinks... More