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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.