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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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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
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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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Weather your just relaxing or you want to rent a paddle boat or canoe, this place is great. Beautiful water and lots to do in and out of the water. Get there salty though because... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Antonio, Texas
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Flanders, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Out of town visitor with family visiting Barton Springs for the first time. Had to go back to car while family proceeded ahead. Thought they went to the "pool", so I paid $8 to enter. Walked down the steps after entering and could not find family. Called wife and realized they were adjacent to the "pool" outside the entrance. I... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Weather your just relaxing or you want to rent a paddle boat or canoe, this place is great. Beautiful water and lots to do in and out of the water. Get there salty though because this place is popular and inside a large park so parking can become limited.

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Thank 976darrelk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was perfect for me as I hate pools but love freshwater. We walked from downtown to this place in 100 degree heat which may or may not have been a good idea but the 64 degree 200foot pool at the end of it was absolute bliss. Practice your diving board skills to impress. Great for kids and families... More 

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Thank Rachel M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my Niece to the Capitol and decided to check out Barton springs which is really close by- the water was awesomely cold- please remember to bring water and remember that bathing suit tops are optional -so if you are bringing along a family keep that in mind! :)

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Thank Jackie M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a hot Sunday afternoon, if you're like me that only carries credit cards don't worry they have a automatic kiosk right before you turn to the desk. As well as parking. Price is around $7 for non-Austin residence. Water is cold around 69 degrees but you'll get use to it within minutes in this Texas heat. Nice to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to take my kids and bestie for a day at the pool. We got there and the place was super crowded. Okay.. so I can deal with a crowd that was expected. But then, my youngest got into the water and no less than 5 minutes into her water adventure she came screaming out of the water with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a hot, crowded Saturday. I'd recommend buying your tickets at the automatic kiosk not at the desk. Super fun and plenty of space!

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Thank Megan M
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a neat place...glad we got a chance to swim. Water is cold, but hot Texas air helps you get used to it pretty quick. Love the shaded area surrounding...

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Thank emmkmm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this just to see what it was. People were swimming in January, which of course is mind-blowing for someone from the great white north. There is plenty of room to lie down on the grass and watch the swimmers, and it is a quiet location. All in all, well worth a visit if you are in the area.... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after dusk. The full moon was out. The water was COLD but refreshing after the days heat. The pool is about 350 yards long and 50 wide. Water at about 65°F. Has varying depth from about 3 ft to areas deep enough to dive. A dive board, about 3 ft above the water is available. The change room facilities... More 

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