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Barton Springs Pool

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“diving board”(197 reviews)
“cold water”(152 reviews)
“natural spring”(83 reviews)
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 4 days ago via mobile

We came here for an early swim and hang out. It was my first time swimming in natural spring water. Definitely refreshing. Do be careful because it is natural, the bottomed of the "pool" is slippery. I wish I had my snorkeling gears to see...More

Thank JanetT8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of our favourite parts of Austin. We cycled there from East Austin and it took about an hour with a few stops along the way. Definitely worth doing though and the water was pretty clean!! Would be cool if there was seating around the...More

Thank Buttondolly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Barton Springs is an Austin classic It is fed by spring water so there isn’t chlorine (or much) in the water and it is a huge swimming pool with a natural bottom floor. Parking can be tough and it can be crowded but worth it.

Thank LJMK1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow nice park!! Dog friendly & kid friendly & has place to pick up snacks & has a train you can ride one sude you can get in the water with your pets & kayak or canoe/ other side of water you pay to get...More

Thank laguera1515
Reviewed 1 week ago

A public pool that Austin has enjoyed for decades. I swam here in a bikini bottom in the 70's, in a maternity suit in the 80's, with the kiddos in the 90's, dropped off the youngest teens all summer in 10's and it is still...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go early since it can get crowded. Only $8 for all day pass. Opens at 5am. The pool is huge and has a diving board. The water is always cold, cold, cold. But you get used to it.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this popular natural pool on Labor Day and it was safe for kids despite being extremely crowded with visitors. It is fascinating to watch the different types of people who frequent this place for exercise or leisure. Clearly a popular place for locals....More

Thank Priya Helena S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun outdoor natural pool! Water is cool but not crystal clear. Discount for residents, fun for children and adults. Topless sunbathing is tolerated. There are some lifeguards around the pool sitting on high chairs for everyone's safety.

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is extremely cold the watwr is a cold spring as for kids you might find topless ppl here so its up to you

Thank T P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

easy to get to and out lots of people swimming water is 68 degrees all the time everyone was having a great time

Thank paulgX5110FQ
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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