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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” (187 reviews)
“cold water” (146 reviews)
“natural spring” (78 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Having grown up in Austin it's only natural for me to love this pool and the surrounding parks and garden center. Barton Springs is gorgeous. There are small fish, sun perch, salamanders and crawfish in the pool all the time. The water is clear, clean...More

1  Thank LarryKWhite
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cold water! The water stays 68 degrees all year long, and that is so refreshing!! I spend every free day relaxing in the sun on the lawn!

Thank Sunny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time, relax. and have a good long swim in this place. the water temp is great, the pool is big and the surrounding view is beautiful. enjoy it!

Thank PazRi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique spring water pool. Feels very cold during hot summer time, but plesant winter days.Long swim atracts a lot of dedicated swimers

Thank pictureperfect2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fun too swim and Ogle at Barton Springs Pool. Open year-round unless closed due to heavy rains. It's spring-fed so always cold as hell, but you get used to it. Great people watching! Clean facilities and safe environment.

Thank Gwalden11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant walk along the river/lake to the pool. There were people swimming in late November, though some locals described the water (the pool is spring-fed) as a great place to cool off in the Summer, though bracing at other times of the year - the...More

Thank C2E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here every trip I've taken to Austin. A must in the summertime to cool off and a wonderful visit in the fall.

Thank Klevrgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This supposed must goto is not what it's cracked up to be. The line was stupid long, it's a fight for shade, the water felt freezing cold especially when it's hot, it's super crowded, and generally an annoying experience. Better off going to a lake...More

Thank Rod R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to cool down ... visited with my daughter and 2 year old grandson in June... Austin gets mighty hot in the summer months and Barton Springs Pool is the perfect place to cool down... refreshing Spring waters.... Austin is simply Awesome folks!

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just walked along the river it was a lovely day and saw turtles sun bathing. It is a nice place for some exercise and I saw people renting kayaks.

Thank Chelsy31588
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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.