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Barton Springs Pool

Closes in 23 min: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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As featured in 3 Days in Austin
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank juliaadel
Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Z1128WJellenb
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Amelia78704
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing more Austin than spending a sweltering afternoon at Barton Springs. The water is cool and refreshing, the people watching is fabulous and the trees are beautiful. Parking can be tricky, plan to walk and pack light. Wear lots of sunscreen. Bring a...More

Thank _sjkaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wishing we had something similar in our area. This is a terrific pool in a natural setting while in the middle of a city. Confused? Take a ride to see this place and you too will wish you had it in your neck of the...More

Thank Iris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heart of Austin and fantastic. Felt old school & lush. The spring water was cool on a warm day and found a turtle :-) Swimming the length of the pool is great exercise. This is unique & well worth the experience!

Thank prbohall
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a cool place to see, as I had never seen anything like it before. Enjoyed learning about the history, and ecology of the pool ,springs and creek. We were there shortly after historical flooding in the area and the pool was closed...More

Thank KayinKy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barton springs far exceeded my expectations when it comes to a public swimming place. It is well kept and very clean. They have life guards on duty providing a safe environment too. It is a great place to cool off during the hot summer season...More

Thank Alecap1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to be on a warm breezy day - If you want to lay out for a tan or swim a few laps, Barton Springs is the place to be.

Thank mjhaynes123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barton Springs represents all that Austin is, eclectic, simple yet savvy set amongst a gorgeous backdrop! Remember to bring your goggles or mask for the little ones so they can “scuba dive” and explore the underwater world of the springs. A blanket, book but no...More

Thank H9161LEnatalier
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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