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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” (170 reviews)
“cold water” (130 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 yesterday

Nice attraction... kind of weird because you're basically in a reservoir that they made into a park, but I recommend for sure.

Thank Michele S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The water is crystal clear, clean, and icy. It's fun working up the nerve to jump in before your friends. The hillside leading to the pool is shaded and grassy, a perfect place to relax.

Thank sueclevelandartist
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a must see, must swim to appreciate. Great during the summer nice cool refreshing. However, if it has been raining a lot, might want to check to see if they are open. It is susceptible to the outside elements.

Thank Ruth E. P
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of my very favorite places in Austin. Loved walking here for a quick swim in the evening. A great weekend spot to hangout and people watch. Highly recommend it for escaping the heat as well :o)

Thank Cristian A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We are from Dallas. We went for a couple of hours. It was refreshing and fun to swim in a 'natural' swimming pool. Will come back!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can be said. This is just the coolest pool ever. It is just another great thing to love about Austin.

Thank _sliderockstudios
Reviewed 3 days ago

Barton Springs is a refreshing must for very HOT Texas day! The entry fee is inexpensive and the train ride is fun for the kids. My adventurous littles enjoyed the diving board. I will say that the rocks can be slippery, so water shoes might...More

Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 3 days ago

The water was nice, cool year-round. I went on a Saturday and it was absolutely packed. You can't take food or coolers which sucks but also keeps away ants, etc.

Thank Bailey E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best experience we have had in Texas since moving here two years ago. Cold Water Swimming that warms the heart through the spirit of nature and community in the middle of the city. We beat the 8 am cutoff so didn't have to pay, great...More

1  Thank chmick50 .
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fascinated by the history surrounding the Barton Springs Pool. Unfortunately when we arrived the lines were quite long to get in and we were on a schedule. Watching the swimmers and divers was alot of fun!

Thank Debbie K
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Caroline M
Is it very crowded from 5am-7am??
27 May 2017|
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
No. It gets crowded 10/12am onwards. But check what time it opens?
Darlene E
Are there picnic tables? Can you reach hiking trails from here by foot?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Banshee694 | Reviewed this property |
In the pool area of the Springd most people bring blankets and sit on the grass...I think there were a few picnic tables on up the hill. Lots of hiking available within the park area. This is in the Zilker Park area. Nice... More
Aftab H
Do they have shower facility?
25 March 2017|
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Response from Manarola3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But the shower facility is not modern - like the rest of Barton Springs - vintage.