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Barton Springs is a great day out and a great way to beat the heat as a tourist!
The outdoor pool is huge and there are a lot of great areas to sit and people watch if you don't want to swim.
At $8 per...More
barton springs pool is unique. Pool is natural spring fed and the water is always 68 degrees. Where else can you swim or float or sunbathe with a backdrop of the city skyline ? Admission is $3 for visitors and $1 for residents. Amazing and...More
Think of Austin visually and you think of its spreading live oak trees, green belts and its iconic Barton Springs pool. A dammed section of Barton Creek, the pool features 68 degree spring-fed water year round. It is a life-saving amenity in the summer, and...More
I took my girlfriends here on a summer trip and we had such a great time together! There were families, dogs, singles, groups .. really every kind of group dynamic you could think of.
Seating: Finding a prime spot on the grass was proving to...More
We went as a family and then checked it out as a couple. It is a fun place to swim but nothing really so amazing. The park and bike paths and river recreation such as paddle boarding and kayaking much more fun. It is worth...More
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
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 is because of a battle with fire ants which the pool may be losing because so many people sneak food/drinks in. With the explosion of tourists and new residents the pool is struggling. Locals really hate folks who don’t adhere to these rules. There is always trash left over and that is heartbreaking to see a crushed can or spilled candy covered in ants. Residents love this pool and fiercly protect it. There are rats that like those salty pretzels and that brings snakes. And, get stung by fire ants and you or your babies day is ruined. It’s a life cycle. Get a stamp and have a picnic outside the gates. You can go in and out all day so why break the rules and risk getting thrown out? Buy a JIM JIM’S snow cone and there are food trucks to get pizza or empanadas just outside the gates. Lots of restaurantswithin walking distance.