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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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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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Low-cost, natural refreshment

On a particularly warm Austin summer day, my wife and in-laws were in search of a place to cool off. We were actually on a road-trip, just passing through Austin. It was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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South Wales, New York

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South Wales, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On a particularly warm Austin summer day, my wife and in-laws were in search of a place to cool off. We were actually on a road-trip, just passing through Austin. It was great. Although, “pool” in in the name, it is not a traditional pool. It is a section of a spring-fed river, which maintains a consistent cool temperature year-round.... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Barton Srings is an oasis in a very hot city. It is a 3-acre swimming pool fed by a natural spring. The pool,is surrounded by shady and hilly grassy area. When we went, people were swimming and relaxing. We didn't swim (68 degrees!), but it seemed like such a great place to spend the day away from the hot city.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The last few times I've gone to Barton, there has been a very long line to get in. We decided to walk a short ways down the river where the dammed up area flows over. It's free too! There aren't as many places to lay your towel out and you can't jump off of a diving board, but you can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Water is a solid 68-70 degrees all year. It was perfect for the 100+ degrees days! Only downfall was that it took 45 minutes to get in the park, park, and wait in line. There were tons of people there but still ample space to set up. Will definitely be back.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Austin for almost 6 years now and I don't go there nearly enough! It's freezing and perfect!

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Super Cold Water!!! I've always had fun at Barton Springs. They've kept this park clean and as natural as possible. There is plenty of room to hang out with friends. The lifeguards are attentive. There is also an area just outside of it on the other side of the water run off where you can bring your dog, since they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited Barton Springs and it was a unique experience. Where else can you plunge in to 60 something degree water on a 100 degree day. The pool is public and very low cost, so the people watching is also awesome.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

For every tourist that comes to Austin most want to visit Barton Springs. The water is cold no matter what time of year you come and I recommend a noodle to float on because there is plant life at the bottom of the pool. Grab a towel and enjoy the great people watching!

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Owings Mills, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The pool was crowded, but certainly refreshing; even a little shocking as we jumped in with no preparation! The floor is very slippery with algae. Also, the area for sitting/lying down is not easy climbing. However, it was a fun thing to do on a hot August day in Austin. Also very reasonable admission.

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Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have never seen a three acre pool before! This was magnificent! Clean, cooling spring water was perfect for a 108 degree day. Going out toward the center, one could swim one lap and be done for the day. Not a place for small children due to deep water entry and exit, though I heard there was a sandy entry... More 

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