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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” (185 reviews)
“cold water” (145 reviews)
“natural spring” (77 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

There is so much to see in this park. You need a car to drive around to see everything. There is music and theater available at different times. The water is a natural spring and so is usually freezing. There are always some brave people...More

Thank Tzipster
Reviewed yesterday

Conveniently located - Zilker Park , complimentary outdoor large pool. Safe area with bus access. Peaceful.

Thank yasminr73
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for family time. We did hiking, swimming, biking. Water very cold but great dor summer. Lots of canoing and your able to rent it.

Thank lindagarcia65
Reviewed 6 days ago

If SoCo is the heart of Austin, then Barton Springs Pool is the soul. This place has a special magic to it. Truly. When you walk through the gate, its like you've been transported back to 1940. Time slows down, you feel yourself relax. The...More

Thank Dawn1707
Reviewed 6 days ago

This shining beauty in downtown Austin is a joy to encounter. It is a spring - fed pool of considerable length with a constant temperature of 68F. In the blistering heat of summer you can be sure you will cool off quickly as you dive...More

Thank scottann2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was blown away with the beauty of Barton Springs Pool. The water was a little cold but so refreshing! Then I was able to relax in the sun. Lovely experience.

1  Thank Isobel D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bottom line. The. Water. Is. Cold. But it is a beautiful place to cool off in the summer. If you go for a run/walk on the hike and bike trail first, that initial plunge is completely refreshing. If you want a slightly different experience, be...More

Thank Andie5275
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little shocked at how cold it was! On a hot day though it would be awesome but it was cloudy when we went and not super hot. It gets pretty busy, a fun hang out with friends or kids if you live...More

Thank asianfusion114
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love this place, winter or summer. The spring water is fabulous to swim in, maybe a big cool for some, but at least a constant temperature all year round. Don't expect smart changing rooms or facilities. You're there for the fresh water swimming...More

Thank Thelma55
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful, light-hearted place to spend a few hours. It’s a dammed up river, with a Diving Board! You get to watch all the kids, and grownup kids, having fun off the board.. The water is cool, or maybe even cold, but on a...More

Thank Bruce M
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michelle z
25 September 2017|
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Response from Leon M | Reviewed this property |
I understand they are open all year unless there is icing and for safety reasons they will close
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.
20 July 2017|
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Response from crystal c | Reviewed this property |
Hi I didn't see anyone with grills out and I don't think they are Allowed. I suppose a small cooler is ok. I did see a couple of visitors with floaties :). Try their website, for more detailed information.