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Barton Springs Pool

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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Swimming
Description: Over the years, people have come to this 1,000 foot long natural limestone...
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.
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Barton Springs was perfect for a relaxing Friday afternoon. We arrived around 4pm and found no line and a nice shady spot. The water is cold at first touch but just work your way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Barton Springs was perfect for a relaxing Friday afternoon. We arrived around 4pm and found no line and a nice shady spot. The water is cold at first touch but just work your way in. Remember to bring a towel to lie on the grass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We hit this place for a couple of hours on a hot Sunday at the start of school vacation period (June). I expected the place to be packed but we found a shady spot to set our gear down and there was plenty of space for a casual dip or to knock out some laps like we did. Water was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went for the first time today. Beautiful surroundings really neat history of the spring! The water is really cold but your body adapts once you get all the way in. Lots of algae so very slippery in places. No food or drinks allowed, only bottled water. Keep this in mind because the food shack outside the pool is VERY expensive.... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

hippies, frat boys, soccer moms, oh my! this park has it all, including police. so smoke it up in the car.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you have never been, definitely go. But be advised this is a spring fed swimming spot so the water is cold. It is very crowded on a typical summer day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I spent one afternoon here while visiting a friend in mid-June. I have to say that this was one of the most memorable activities of that trip. Barton Springs is tucked away in the middle of a huge city park (Zilker). When we got there, the line was outrageously long, but when we found out what was beyond the gates,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a great place to spend the day! Take your cooler and your blanket it's very relaxing and kid friendly you can just lounge in the water all day long.... And enjoy the beautiful view. There are trails to hike as well. You really have to see it to fully appreciate it. I would highly recommend it if you happen... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is right in the heart of zilker park, next to the umlauf museum. The pool is always really cold and is a great place to chill during the hot Austin summer. Check on their website to see if the pool is closed before you plan to visit (they close during heavy rainfall and floods). They have picnic spots too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went here for the first time last week. $3/4 for admission. The water is so cold, and deep enough to jump in. The banks have plenty of space to sunbathe. No food or snacks allowed as it attracts fire ants apparently?! Great place to hang out and children seemed happy too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just love Barton Springs Pool. Park at baseball fields and walk over! If I lived closer, I'd be there every week.

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Additional Information about Barton Springs Pool

Address: Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 am  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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