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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 3 days 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 4 days 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 5 days ago

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
Thank roadtrip78726
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Thank bsseraphine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water in Barton Springs is 68 degrees year round... if you are up for a spring or summer time romp.. this is the place for your. The water is clear and you can also learn about nature as well as the salamanders that reside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This natural treasure in the heart of down town Austin, really is the reason the city exists! The water is very cold and the perfect antidote for a hot summer day. There are different levels and depths to the natural pool so small children and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank heathermmurdock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this a good clean clear place to enjoy the water and hang out with grand kids and have a picnic or just read a book .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eaterofallthingsgood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too cold to get in in January but, a must come back place in summer. The place is very nice and it seems a lot of fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jusetravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally took the plunge (pun intended) and took our grandsons to Barton Springs pool! It’s a lovely family nestled in Zilker Park. After setting up camp on the poolside, we gingerly waded into the shallow end. The pool is a constant 50-60 degrees year...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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August 23, 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.
July 27, 2018|
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June 23, 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