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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” (180 reviews)
“cold water” (137 reviews)
“natural pool” (79 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 1 week ago

WOW! I can'[t express enough of how happy i am to have been brought to this hidden Gem! I am proud to be a Texan because of the nature beauty such as this place! So the locals told us that a year ago you did...More

Thank Jorge F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first went on the side that is just the spring and is free this side is definitely the party side. We stayed over there for a while then paid to go in the pool area it was more family friendly. Both sides were fun...More

Thank Madison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time out with the family. The view and park was amazing, they provide all the equipment at a cheap price. One of my favorite parks in Austin!!

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a sterile swimming environment, this might not be for you. However if you're into swimming in a SAFE natural environment, you will love this place. The lifeguards were ON IT the entire time we were there. If they weren't watching the...More

Thank DanaBear21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a relaxing afternoon on the hill with friends. This was our first visit. The pool is cold but fine once you wait a minute. There are lots of people there and children but it's so large it's not crowded. Food and open drinks are...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to relax for our weekend escapades and got stumbled on this so organic spring pool where you can swim, kayak & paddle boarding. If you're on a budget check this place out 😍...

Thank Serehnityme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great idea for any community. Natural setting, good facilities. A bit chilly getting in but really a fun way to exercise and get some sun.

Thank 905AndrewL
Reviewed 1 week ago

this large natural spring fed pool has dressing rooms and is very inexpensive .It has a shallow end and is 9 feet deep in the middle .It is over Olympic size with a natural bottom. The water is 70 degrees all year long. It is...More

Thank markcohen2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the weather gets hot in Austin best place to be is Barton Springs. Constant entertainment by watching the diving board and always refreshing and it's nice Cool Waters. Austin Parks and Rec has done a good job upgrading so that people can pay with...More

Thank arsimes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great diving board at Barton Springs Pool in Austin, TX! The water is pretty if not a little chilly, but you'll get over it quick because of how much fun you'll be having. You can laze on a beach towel on the banks or splash...More

Thank Valerie K
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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 Octarine2013 | Reviewed this property |
No food permitted. We had water which we got away with. Floats are fine.
Laura R
30 June 2017|
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Response from Phil F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are self service parking payment systems in the lots. You can take your own chair if you are going to use it on the south side of Barton Springs pool.