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Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
+1 512-867-3080
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“diving board” (193 reviews)
“cold water” (150 reviews)
“natural spring” (83 reviews)
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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
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+1 512-867-3080
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"diving board"
in 193 reviews
"cold water"
in 150 reviews
"natural spring"
in 83 reviews
"spring fed"
in 78 reviews
"year round"
in 97 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 66 reviews
"shallow end"
in 40 reviews
"hot summer day"
in 71 reviews
"cool off"
in 84 reviews
"refreshing dip"
in 22 reviews
"non residents"
in 29 reviews
"water shoes"
in 34 reviews
"hot texas"
in 40 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 27 reviews
"train ride"
in 29 reviews
"people watching"
in 52 reviews
"visit austin"
in 24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful location and the perfect place to cool off in the hot Summer months when in South Austin.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is nice for these hot summer Texas heat!!! The water is in the mid to high 60s. I loved how we saw families from different nationalities and even with their pets. People go with their cooler and set for the whole day. They...More

Thank Mirna33126
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What to do in Austin when it’s 109 degrees? Go for a dip in the springs from 9-10pm when it’s free each night except Thursday. It was so refreshing and very communal. Way bigger than I expected. I usually do hot springs because we are...More

Thank Maguerite J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The water in this pool is a little cold. It maintains the same temperature all year my suggestion is to go for a light run or a hard walk and then jump in. It feels amazing after you work up a good sweat.

Thank Burdett H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our time here. Word of advice jump in don't try to go slowly into the water. Park was great, clean, not over crowded on the Monday we went. The was color is beautiful. Where some water shoes as the algae makes the rocks...More

1  Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pool is just too crowded. There can be a line to get in. Parking is often unavailable and there are break ins in parking area.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely little spot! Natural swimming hole, genius! Had a nice time relaxing in the spring, we didnt pay to use the pool area BUT used the free area just below the pool, it was just perfect. Being from Vermont it was just what...More

Thank Alissa D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An icon for Austinities. Unfortunately, as popular as it is, is very crowded during the summer months and somewhat crowded the rest of the year as the water is 67f all year long. be prepared for the lines to get in. There are life guards...More

Thank Manuel R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit for all ages. Swimming in a natural springs, excellent miniature train rides, wading below the dam, stand up paddle boards and canoes available. Great Chinese gardens nearby

Thank charlesacarter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem in the middle of the city! Our family consisting of myself, my husband and our two boys (8 and 2) absolutely loved this pit stop during our annual summer visit in Austin. The water is so refreshingly cool and the vibe is...More

1  Thank Christina S
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28 July 2018|
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23 June 2018|
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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
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Edita S
18 June 2018|
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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... More
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