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Barton Springs Pool

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Neighbourhood: South Austin
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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
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+1 512-867-3080
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05:00 - 22:00
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Thu 05:00 - 09:00
19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Wed 05:00 - 22:00
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Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone...

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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Great natural pool

2.5 miles from Downtown Austin you can enjoy Mother Nature in this fantastic natural swimming pool. Unbelievably peaceful and natural.

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2.5 miles from Downtown Austin you can enjoy Mother Nature in this fantastic natural swimming pool. Unbelievably peaceful and natural.

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Thank Tibor1970
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful setting and worth going on a hot Texas day. The water stays in the 60s year round. Avoid weekends-- lots of people and finding parking is a nightmare. If you have littles, remember it is clothing optional.

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Thank flyerfam
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Show up early with your towel in your hand and ready for a good swim. The water is cold so it's best just to jump right in. No alcohol is allowed or music so don't bring any. Smiles and laughter and good times or are you find

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Thank Markavillarreal
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The appeal of this place is that it's pretty cheap to get in and it's huge, so there's plenty of room. The water is freezing though, and it's hard to find parking if you go on a weekend.

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Thank Jamie H
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is so awesome. I went on a cold/overcast day so it wasn't as fabulous as it could've been, but that was just bad weather and limited time in Austin. However, we lounged in the grass with a book and swam a little. They have lifeguards on duty, a diving board, big changing rooms decorated cute (could be cleaner... More 

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Thank Olivia S
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very great location to chill and swim after a long day. The pool is big enough for the whole family to relax and have fun. Did not get to see much of the location but from what I saw, everything was amazing.

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Thank Will U
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pool is a natural spring and is huge. It costs only a few dollars to visit and you can spend your whole day there. Its a great place to meet up with friends and although the pool is quite cold, a great place to swim. Highly recommended! PS: the pool is closed on Thursdays for cleaning

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Thank Liam T
Johnson City, Tennessee
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the most beautiful and welcoming parks I have found in Texas. The grounds were well maintained, parking was tight, but the natural pool was wonderful.

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Thank HEtkind
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was disappointed in the pool, this was not what people made it out to be. The water was merkey and rocks were slimy. It was overcrowded.

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Thank MDJasinski
Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful park, great place to visit with children, beautiful park, food trucks & restaurants in the area. Then a drive up Congress St, lots of shops and restaurants.

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