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“Hidden gem in the city”

Barton Springs Pool
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Ranked #12 of 281 things to do in Austin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely trail. It’s important to wear comfortable shoes and to pay attention to the ground. There are rock climbing sites along the trail. Although the pool was dried out, it was such a peaceful trail.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a gem in the middle of a sprawling city. In November it is free to enter and to park, though there aren't the usual cafes and other things open. There are lifeguards too.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

I went here on a Saturday in November. I am from Maine, so I was thrilled to be able to swim outside in November somewhere. I got in on the far end and did a lap down to the other and went back and forth a few times. The pool is long--over 100 yds, and over 25 yds across. The sides have ladders and stairs to get it, but the bottom is totally just the river bed. You can see rocks and vegetation as you swim along. They also have a diving board section, and had lifeguards on duty. Since I went in the off season, it was free to enter. It was a bit cold (air), but the water temperature remains stable there. What a cool gem right in the city! I recommend visiting!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you are going to swim great place. If you are going to just this I only recommend if you are doing something else in the area

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Despite a relatively cool cloudy day there were many swimming and snorkeling without wetsuits. I hear it's crowded on sunny summer days. Just walking around is relaxing.

Thank Jaycation
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