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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“diving board” (187 reviews)
“cold water” (147 reviews)
“spring fed” (78 reviews)
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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

What a crazy, cool place. Mrs. M and I went here on a sunny day in January. We hiked around the pool and enjoyed the natural beauty, although I'm sure I enjoyed the topless sunbathers more than she did. My only regret was in not...More

Thank KerrMuggin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was so surprised to see people swimming in the pool. The life guard said the water was a constant 69 degrees all year round. Enjoyed reading about the history of the pool and the way the pool is formed. You can't come to Austin...More

1  Thank Ruthann B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the old Austin mainstays. It is a fresh water fed swimming pool; average temperature of 68 to 70 degrees - that is cold, especially if you live in a warm climate like Austin, Texas. It is located in Zilker Park, the...More

1  Thank czep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barton Springs pool is an ideal place to swim Year-round. The temperature remains between 68 degrees F and 74 degrees F. The entry fee is affordable, they accept cash only, FYI.

3  Thank Jacquelyn U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barton Springs runs through Zilker Park, home of ACL. The springs supply 70 degree water year round to a 300 meter pool formed by a small dam. Great family swimming year round. Your dog likes to swim? Below the dam, the creek is open to...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair, I visited the pool in December 2017 and it was closed. So, perhaps I did not have the full experience of the place, which is purportedly popular. The pool area is located in a very large park (Zilker Park).

Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a few friends to take a quick swim on a Sunday afternoon, the place is very clean, lot's of people working out, trails, picnic area and everything you need to have a have a good time, highly recommended!

Thank Yanil Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even in December, the water was swim-able for an Iowan. It was free in December too! The museum was free and geared for kids. Perfect for a 7 year old. Lovely place!

1  Thank JTrap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here are my favorite tips for this area: I love Barton Springs Pool but parents need to know that some people choose not to wear clothing in certain areas of the pool area and restrooms. Please keep this in mind if you take your young...More

1  Thank Selah-in-Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Barton Springs. One of the local swimmers actually got out of the pool and gave us a fascinating history lesson on the Spring fed pool and year round swimming. Beautiful place well worth the trip.

Thank Susan T
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6 January 2018|
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Response from markcohen2017 | Reviewed this property |
It is on riverside drive across from Palmer audistorium near congress
michelle z
25 September 2017|
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Response from vlove4u4181 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and the water is a comfortable 69 degrees!
Celeste D
25 July 2017|
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Response from Kat V | Reviewed this property |
There is a main parking lot outside of the Main Gate. The website has more information if you need specific directions. Parking is free and first-come-first-serve.