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“Great spot for a swim”

Barton Springs Pool
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place close to town if you are hot and need to cool down in the pool or just relax in the park. No entrance fee while we were here but think that was due to off season or the restoration ongoing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pool created by slowing a river as it flows through a park. It harkens back to when Public Works was a thing and our taxes were used to make nice places for us to picnic, rest, relax. This is a very hip place full of students, families, friends, and has a chill and friendly vibe like most of Austin. Bring a blanket. If you have a dog there is a spot downriver from here you can find with little searching that is not as groomed and managed (as it is a river) and is dog-friendly. Enjoy.

Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Guy A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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