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Barton Springs Pool: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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 3 days ago via mobile

If you're in the area this is a "do not miss". Take your bathing suit and plan a day here. Don't be discouraged by all the cars in the parking lot, this place is huge and clean as a whistle. There are a couple food...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JamesR5435
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just In the border of downtown Austin this natural pool where you can enjoy a swim or a stroll in the park or just have a picnic.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia032
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids loved it. Water is super cold. Keep in mind Austin allows nude sunbathing.No showers but all in all a good place to add to your trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michelle231006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most amazing natural springs ever! We all had the best time ever! Also has jump board that you can enjoy! Water is really cold though!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank markoisaac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cold! Water. Beautiful scenery! Family friendly. Lots of locals and tourists. Dog friendly on the other side of the dam.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hamatx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for year round swimming. 70 degree water year round. 200 meter swim length with out flipturns. Hardly any noticeable current, some wind waves and waves caused by people in the water. Good place to have fun, relax, tan, read a book, and snorkel. Deep...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sergi0m29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take a break from the Austin heat (as other reviewers note the water is chilly). The facilities and upkeep are simple, but solid for a public facility.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Guy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was lovely with shade on a very hot day. The water was about 18C!! Non US residents paid $5 and there were no towels to rent.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous refuge within a city! The "pool" is really a spring that flows to the Colorado River in Austin. They put cement sides on it and a dam at the end to regulate the depth (it's about 25' deep at the deepest point). At...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Global80288
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun. The water was cold when we first got in but afterwards we got used to it. We got in the shallow area and I wished we would have dive in. The bottom is slippery when you walk. We swam and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charrise G
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William M
September 20, 2019|
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Response from Billybuc | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no, but they have a great area for picnics!
August 7, 2019|
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Response from Mr_Elsworth | Reviewed this property |
You can be topless anywhere in austin!
Charlotte M
July 29, 2019|
Response from Billybuc | Reviewed this property |
It’s only 9 or 10 dollars for non residents of Austin. In my opinion, it’s well worth the price!