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Barton Springs Pool Questions & Answers

Texas, United States

I am concern about nudity at Barton Springs Pool. I am going there with 2 granddaughters who are 9 and 11 and I need to know how bad it is with half naked women running around or swimming.

5 months ago Answer

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Austin, Texas
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Occasionally, there are a few women sunbathing topless, typically in one area, which is the deep end of the pool. Full on nudity isn't permitted. When I was a child between the ages of 7 to 11, it was actually more prevalent. Seeing that as a child swimming there didn't traumatize me, and it didn't turn me into a topless sunbather when I became older. There is nothing sinister or x-rated that takes place at the pool because that's not tolerated - a good thing.

5 months ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I did not see anyone nude or topless. However, my husband used the men's restroom and said he did see two older gentlemen naked.

3 months ago
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They do allow topless women at Barton Springs and it really depends on the time of day you go. Not much problem in the mornings, but midday, I have seen topless women.

5 months ago
Timnath, Colorado
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I saw nothing inappropriate or any nudity when we visited.

5 months ago
Austin, Texas
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I did some some nudity in the park around the entrance to the pool. I was with my 10 year old great nephew and I maneuvered a bit so he wouldn't see it but it was not pretty. I didn't see any at the pool itself. Hope thats helpful.

5 months ago
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There is a section of the springs that is more family oriented. It is in the shallow part if it.

5 months ago
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It’s totally family orientated. If there are some folks topless, I am sure they enjoy it with scruples. Meaning, they are probably enjoying it up on hill and not center where children play.

5 months ago
Austin, Texas
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It’s very family oriented.

5 months ago
Piedmont, Oklahoma
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I didn't see anything inappropriate. Just normal swimwear. Probably more than at a pool since most are interested in swimming and not just looking cute or sun bathing. It could depend on time of day or a holiday, but I think you should be safe.

5 months ago
Humble, Texas
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No nudity, that I can recall. Trust me I would of remembered lol.

5 months ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Never saw anyone topless, but was there only twice

5 months ago
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I didn’t see any half naked men or women running around however as I was walking back towards my car up along the far reaches of the bank there was one person laying topless .

5 months ago
Austin, Texas
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I am a native Austinite of 55 years and have gone 100's of times over the years. It does happen, but I would guess that I've only encountered a topless sunbather or two about one out of every 10 visits. And those have generally been on the east side - the far side across the pool from the main entrance. If you stay on the west side, you should be fine.

5 months ago
United States
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I was concerned about that, too, but we went on an overcast day before storms hit the area & didn’t see anything inappropriate at all.

5 months ago
Monroe, New York
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I did not see any sort of nudity. There are lifeguards there as well. That may be a situation "downstream" well beyond the public area. But nothing of the sort at the Springs.

5 months ago
The Colony, Texas
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The last time I visited a few years ago there was nothing discreet or controlled on the nudity. Their were topless women everywhere on the beached areas. I had my 12 yr old daughter and was extremely embarrassed. This is more for the hippie, plus college coward! Don’t expose your grandchildren to that, it’s a huge party area!

5 months ago
Texas, United States
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Thank you. I really appreciate this information and trust your judgement of the situation.

5 months ago
St. Marys, Canada
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The sunbathing and nudity is very discrete. No need for concern.

5 months ago
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