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Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
+1 512-867-3080
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“diving board” (180 reviews)
“cold water” (140 reviews)
“natural pool” (80 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 22:00
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The park is very clean and pleasant, the water is at a constant 65 degrees so you are going to be cold. No outside drinks or food. Some nudity.

Thank istevens2015
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice park. Pool looks really nice and big, we did not go swimming. Park has nice trails to walk.

Thank smc914
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this place on a trip to Austin. It is a large natural springs for swimming and very well managed by many lifeguards on site. It was reasonable in price - 8 dollars each- and a fantastic day out. One issue is that we...More

Thank em111989
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hi! This is beautiful to look and put your fingers in, but even in 100-degree sunny weather you will shiver of cold if you are not accustomed to very cold water.

1  Thank 685selenab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to "chill." Literally! A constant 68 degrees but it's awesome after a hot Texas day! Nice grassy area to enjoy the scene, have a picnic or take a nap. Wish we had spent more time there as we love to people watch!

Thank vlove4u4181
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited the pools on a weekend break in Austin and I'm glad we fitted it in! We were there in August so it was really hot out which made swimming in the cold, clear waters really refreshing. The pool is really...More

Thank Laurie_jayne1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is special. I counted FOUR lifeguards (It's a BIG place!). Plenty of lawn to lounge in the sun or shade. Spring-fed waters. Kid-friendly but deep areas for adults. Diving board. I had biked all day in the hot September sun and that spring...More

Thank Larry U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 dollars allows you access to there Spring fed swimming area! This is such an awesome unique experience you must not miss. The water is chilly at a constant 68' but jump in it is worth the experience! If you just want to park and...More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally unique in-city experience. Some folks say it's too cold. Bah! Especially not when it's summer!

Thank crockettbrian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit if your in town. The pool is beautiful and refreshing [aprox 70 degrees all year round]. It had room enough for what feels like thousands of people. The automsphere is wonderful with a huge multicultural gathering. The price is fair...More

Thank Chris P
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Celeste D
26 July 2017|
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Response from Kat V | Reviewed this property |
There is a main parking lot outside of the Main Gate. The website has more information if you need specific directions. Parking is free and first-come-first-serve.
20 July 2017|
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Response from crystal c | Reviewed this property |
Hi I didn't see anyone with grills out and I don't think they are Allowed. I suppose a small cooler is ok. I did see a couple of visitors with floaties :). Try their website, for more detailed information.
Laura R
1 July 2017|
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Response from Phil F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are self service parking payment systems in the lots. You can take your own chair if you are going to use it on the south side of Barton Springs pool.