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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” (188 reviews)
“cold water” (147 reviews)
“natural pool” (85 reviews)
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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
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+1 512-867-3080
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"diving board"
in 188 reviews
"cold water"
in 147 reviews
"natural pool"
in 85 reviews
"natural spring"
in 78 reviews
"spring fed"
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"year round"
in 97 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 64 reviews
"shallow end"
in 38 reviews
"cool off"
in 81 reviews
"hot summer day"
in 68 reviews
"non residents"
in 26 reviews
"pool area"
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"spring pool"
in 23 reviews
"hot texas"
in 38 reviews
"water shoes"
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"entrance fee"
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"train ride"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to go on a hot summer day. The day I went it wasn't crowded so there is plenty of space for people, I mean its very large. Water is from natural spring so is quite the chill when you hop in! Don't expect...More

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would have to say this is one of the most magical swimming holes I have ever been to. The ambiance is so relaxed, everyone is just hanging out with everyone else...swimming, sunbathing, paddle boarding (well this and the kayaking were down below the pool...More

Thank Pony2035
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would have never known about this had it not been for meeting a local friend who wanted to show me the town and his day and life. We stopped here late morning for a beautiful late morning plunge. Who knew that the city has...More

Thank Dennis I
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed this hidden gem so much! Entry fee was cheap and the pool was beautiful. We loved spending the day lounging by the pool, soaking in the sun and people watching. Very kid friendly with the shallow side, but you do need to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On an 84° day, a swim here is “bracing” but there is plenty of room in the sun and shade to relax. The history of the place is fascinating. It does cost $8 for adult non-residents.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pool is actually a spring fed river that is used for swimming. Everyone found it fun and clean. I would do this again and again/

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd go early to avoid the lines getting in when the Texas Summer hits. It's a natural spring so the bottom isn't paved like a swimming pool. If you're uncomfortable with algae or worried about the rock on the bottom, I'd wear some swimming shoes/sandals.

Thank Gilmore99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit cold year round (I hear), but we had a great time alternating from sun bathing to swimming. The people watching was amazing. When swimming, there is a bit of a current, which is great to swim with/against.

Thank TheJimmyco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barton Springs was chilly on an early Spring day - but no colder than a New England beach in August! The pool is enormous and the surroundings very pretty. The bathhouse is usable, but bare bones. There is no food or drink permitted in the...More

Thank KSfamily00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a natural spring fed swimming pool maintained by the city of Austin. It's a wonderful place to cool off in the heat of the summer or to take the polar plunge on January 1st!

Thank Sharmhaynes
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travelers06
April 23, 2018|
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Do they sell food at Barton springs pool
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stvwilkes
April 2, 2018|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
There is a great open area to the left of the official pool - great for swimming, picnicking, etc. The only disadvantage is not having a bathroom handy, but since we were there for a short time, it was no problem for us! I... More
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Monica W
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Klevrgirl | Reviewed this property |
There was a food truck of some sort that we saw but did not visit. Hope that helps!
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