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Barton Springs Pool

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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.
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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 today

It was not a beach day nor were in need of a dip. But we walked around this huge natural pool and were impressed with how cool a resource this is for Austin-eans.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When people tell you that Barton Springs is really cold, they're not exaggerating. Take the coldest shower you've ever had, in the dead of winter, in the mountains, and multiply that by 10. It's. Really. Freaking. Cold! Aside from the cold, if you can get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KLanicek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a nice Saturday (mid 70’s) recently. Not crowded at all, water was cold but a few people were swimming. Nice place to just relax, dip the feet and read a book. Worth a stop if you like being outdoors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great spot after hiking the Barton springs trails to be able to go cool off at if you go be prepared the waters feel like they're at least in the 50s so the water is super cold but it's also super clear...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marcos C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not swim on the 40 degree day we were then in November but there were several people doing laps and couple lifeguards on duty. Speaking withe life guards pool is open every day of the year and there are no limit to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 111familyman111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the fourth time. I always go when it is seriously hot because the water is seriously cold. This is not the kind of water you can chill in for hours. If you like it super cold this is the place for you.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Memeow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long, long pool, almost to good to be true. However, the water temperature was 68 degrees. A wet suit is highly recommended to enjoy a swim.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S3270VElesliew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great stop to make even if you don't plan to swim. The pool is gorgeous and a walk around it is worth taking in while visiting Zilker park. It was too cool for our liking to swim the day we visited,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliaadel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Beautiful natural surroundings and educational at same time. Our visit was complete with a visit to Splash which provided us with history and information on the endanger Salamanders.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z1128WJellenb
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I live within walking distance to Barton Springs Pool and have been there many times, but only once in the pool. I had friends in town and they were game to go for a swim in November 2017. It was so cool...loved it.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from OBSAustinTX | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need to make a reservation
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Response from bepleasant |
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