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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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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 is because of a battle with fire ants which the pool may be losing because so many people sneak food/drinks in. With the explosion of tourists and new residents the pool is struggling. Locals really hate folks who don’t adhere to these rules. There is always trash left over and that is heartbreaking to see a crushed can or spilled candy covered in ants. Residents love this pool and fiercly protect it. There are rats that like those salty pretzels and that brings snakes. And, get stung by fire ants and you or your babies day is ruined. It’s a life cycle. Get a stamp and have a picnic outside the gates. You can go in and out all day so why break the rules and risk getting thrown out? Buy a JIM JIM’S snow cone and there are food trucks to get pizza or empanadas just outside the gates. Lots of restaurantswithin walking distance.