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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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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there with my son and sister. What a great place! If you are a swimmer, you are for a treat! Water clear, clean and perfect temperature all year 65-68F You can also walk around, the trails are clean and perfect to enjoy a...More

Thank maritza_marchetti
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Simply spectacular, this beautiful spring feed natural pool over 1000’ long is my favorite public pool in America. The cool temp is perfect for active swimming especially on a hot day. Great facilities with lots of parking. I love the huge size and tapered depth.

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place close to town if you are hot and need to cool down in the pool or just relax in the park. No entrance fee while we were here but think that was due to off season or the restoration ongoing.

Thank Niklas A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a pool created by slowing a river as it flows through a park. It harkens back to when Public Works was a thing and our taxes were used to make nice places for us to picnic, rest, relax. This is a very hip...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is such a lovely trail. It’s important to wear comfortable shoes and to pay attention to the ground. There are rock climbing sites along the trail. Although the pool was dried out, it was such a peaceful trail.

Thank mariaoA7378JB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem in the middle of a sprawling city. In November it is free to enter and to park, though there aren't the usual cafes and other things open. There are lifeguards too.

Thank Guy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a Saturday in November. I am from Maine, so I was thrilled to be able to swim outside in November somewhere. I got in on the far end and did a lap down to the other and went back and forth...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to swim great place. If you are going to just this I only recommend if you are doing something else in the area

Thank kjmayb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite a relatively cool cloudy day there were many swimming and snorkeling without wetsuits. I hear it's crowded on sunny summer days. Just walking around is relaxing.

Thank Jaycation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barton Springs Pool is a jewel in the middle of the city. Great for a dip on a hot day or doing laps. The water looks clean and is a beautiful turquoise color due to limestone bottom. We didn't have our swimsuits with us, but...More

Thank Alexander N
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michelle z
25 September 2017|
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Response from vlove4u4181 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and the water is a comfortable 69 degrees!
Celeste D
25 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.
19 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.