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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” (147 reviews)
“spring fed” (78 reviews)
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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
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"diving board"
in 187 reviews
"cold water"
in 147 reviews
"spring fed"
in 78 reviews
"natural spring"
in 78 reviews
"year round"
in 94 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 64 reviews
"cool off"
in 82 reviews
"shallow end"
in 38 reviews
"hot summer day"
in 68 reviews
"non residents"
in 26 reviews
"water shoes"
in 34 reviews
"hot texas"
in 38 reviews
"zilker park"
in 111 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"train ride"
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"people watching"
in 49 reviews
"visit austin"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened to go on a Thursday, so the pool was closed for cleaning but it was still really beautiful to see. This is a really unique attraction and even better because it is free. I would encourage tourists to spend part of there afternoon...More

Thank buffaloveli
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The spring was very refreshing. Definitely a little cold, but doable even in winter. We weren't the only people there, certainly not crowded, and we were able to go for a nice swim. We stayed in the water for about a half an hour, and...More

Thank mmuntner
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by the spring for a walk and were pleasantly surprised on the cleanliness and pure clearness of the spring. It's a great stop! People were swimming in February without a second thought!

Thank mailmom50207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Austin we visited with my brother who lives right beside one of the Barton creek hiking trail entrances. It was only 3/4 Miles to the actual spring. Trail was very rocky and hard on the feet (I wear minimalist footwear). Also rocks were...More

Thank DaniBrook
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Austin must see in the summer! It is 105 degrees and as Humid as Houston, but you are in The ATX!! What do I do, well if you want to COLD DOWN, you head on over to The Barton Springs Pool!!! It is...More

Thank JonBond
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were super lucky with an unseasonally warm day in February and what a great place to spend such a day. Lovely walks, everything was clean, the pool is truly lovely to swim in and there are decent, but basic, changing facilities. Not a great...More

Thank chubchubbanana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why did I wait so long to go? I grew up in Austin and had never been. Barton Springs is just a beautiful and special place if you love nature and love to be in the water. The water is cold. Cold. Did I say...More

Thank Sunee B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barton Springs is such a wonderful retreat alone or with friends. You will feel at ease in your swimsuit here! Bring a cool beverage and a towel! Great escspe for a short weekend or middle of the week day off!

Thank DD516
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living in austin for 20 years, a friend finally got me to start going to Barton springs. We go early in the morning, even in the winter. It’s unbelievably beautiful. We wade in, it’s not that cold, it feels great. As my friend says,...More

Thank Sara A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hot summer day Must Do! Barton Springs is a pool with a river running through it. Cool, clean and no chlorine. Bring a suit and swim in the river/swimming pool and you'll remember the experience for years.

Thank DonaldGraham
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ahhhjijic
7 January 2018|
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Response from markcohen2017 | Reviewed this property |
It is on riverside drive across from Palmer audistorium near congress
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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!
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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.
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