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Barton Springs Pool

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Neighborhood: South Austin
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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
Phone Number: 512 867-3080
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Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 am
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Fri - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Refreshing dip in freshwater!

We went to Barton Springs every day that we were in Austin (3 days in a row)! We didn't actually go to the pool part (there was a long line) but we went down river where it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Barton Springs every day that we were in Austin (3 days in a row)! We didn't actually go to the pool part (there was a long line) but we went down river where it was rockier, but also free! What a cool, chill, relaxing place to hang out, swim and cool off. We rented a kayak the... More 

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Rock Sound, Eleuthera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is so peaceful. Although there are many people doing different things, from drawing to reading or just spending time with family especially children you can sit quietly and just read and enjoy nature. It is a place to get back to nature at your own pace. You can just be.

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Thank annahorton768
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

cold but refreshing on a hot summer day... a local classic of course. nice way to cool off after enjoying Zilker park or other outside Austin fun

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Thank TamaraW
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

an austin gem. be prepared for crowds, and of course the steep fee for entry. even though it's the tourist thing to do, it's totally worth it. Locals love it, too.

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Thank CQBrownie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip. It was amazing. The water was cool and refreshing. Get there early though. It gets crowded quickly.

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Thank Lynn D
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When visiting Austin you do not want to miss a swim in Barton Springs. The cool spring waters are wonderful all year round. You can bring you snorkeling gear to see fish and most likely even find something - I once found $39's at the bottom of the diving board. It is an Austin tradition to start the new year... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was skeptic at first because I'm not a great swimmer but I found that there a section for every type of swimmer. You do have to pay for admission during certain times, I believe it was somewhere of $3-$6 per person. This place was wonderful. On one side it's lined by sidewalk, ramp and stairs and then in the... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Barton Springs Pool is always cold and refreshing due to it being fed by natural spring water. Lots of room to swim as well as a diving board. Lots of lounging area and locker rooms for changing. There is a nice greenbelt just outside of the pool as well as some swimming areas/

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Breckenridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Austin has some truly amazing places, but they really need to understand public investment. This could be a crowned jewel with lovely amenities and be a true gathering spots for Austinites. And it is, despite its condition. C'mon Austin, invest in your parks!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Without BSP my husband and I would not have made it through our first Texas summer. We were there almost every night, and that lovely, mysterious, cool body of water cooled us off so we could sleep. When you live in a trailer, that AC only takes it down about 10 degrees, BSP did the rest and gave my long... More 

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