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Barton Springs Pool

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“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 yesterday via mobile

This pool is cool, literally the water is cold. Definetly worth a visit at least once, natural spring water, a bit slippery and a space for all ages. Plenty of green space to layout and people watch also.

Thank Tthetourist
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So, for those of us who don’t want the largest organ of our body absorbing chlorine, this place is great. It is freezing cold when you first get in; even in the heat of the summer. Gradually becomes somewhat refreshing. I personally recommend skipping the...More

Thank DeborahG1552
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you vist Austin you must vist! Parking is horrible, and is a very good reason not to vist, but the crystal clear COLD springs will relax you and make you forget about the parking. Great for the family, pack a snack and c

Thank Loni25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Local swimming place. Fed by natural springs. Water is cool. Sunbath in the Austin heat and when you jump in, you will be cooled off. Bring snorkel and check out the springs natural bottom environment.

Thank 292roser
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here in the off season, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The kids loved the diving board, and perhaps the adults did too! The changing rooms and toilets were dated and old.

Thank Rhys G
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great afternoon was spent at this natural springs pool. A few tips to make your day better...bring water shoes if you have them. The rocks are slippery. Also, the have lockers but no locks so bring your own.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a great experience to visit this gorgeous, huge pool! I have nothing like it at home. Admission is reasonably priced, and the place is large enough to not feel crowded. Expect lines to get tickets and get in (this could be managed better)....More

Thank bekahchica
Reviewed 6 days ago

We happened upon this by making a wrong turn on the Lady Bird trail and it was a really cool thing to see. One part is a natural pool that has been dammed in, and it runs off into a shallow stream area where there...More

Thank ErinS2699
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous spring water stream turned into a natural pool. Gorgeous grounds surrounded by grass and trees, with emerald green waters. Perfect to cool off during a very hot day or to just relax by the water with your friends.

Thank TravellingUnic0rN
Reviewed 1 week ago

This atmosphere of the pool area and all natural rocks is beautiful. It is all natural springs, very clean and very cold.

Thank triximeister
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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