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Barton Springs Pool

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Neighborhood: South Austin
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
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Address: 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number:
+1 512-867-3080
Today
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
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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Great Day staying cool

Such a beautiful natural spring fed limestone pool. Grassy hill surrounding pool with large shade trees great for picnics, lounging and chilling out. There is restrooms and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jessica P
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came all the way here to find that Barton Springs was closed for 'flooding.' If anything, the water level was low. There was no apparent safety reason for them not to have been allowing use of the facility. They were letting water drain out extremely fast into the river. That would have definitely helped the water level improve had... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful natural spring fed limestone pool. Grassy hill surrounding pool with large shade trees great for picnics, lounging and chilling out. There is restrooms and changing rooms. The floor and rocks are slippery so I would recommend water shoes especially for little ones. The water is surprisingly cold but refreshing in the Texas heat. A must visit place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seeing this pool in person was much better than I expected. Located in a park off of downtown there is free parking. If you want to go inside the pool you'll have to pay a small fee. You can see the pool through the fence and enjoy the setting. The pool is very large and surrounding by a grass hill... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spring fed pool is an iconic attraction near downtown. Several local watering holes of the gastric kind nearby after swimming.

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Austin or around Austin, it is always great to dip your feet in (for the wimpy) or dive in (for the brave) to Barton Springs Pool. All natural springs open year around.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been going to Barton Springs as a native Austonian since I was about 4 years old and I never tire of the experience and raw nature of the springs and the coolness of the vibe at this park. It is and will always be my very favorite swimming hole with so many great memories and times with family and... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened upon this nature/man made part of Zilker Park. What a delightful surprise! Neat history and learning about the plans to continue to retain its mostly natural state was impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water was cold but feels good in the July heat. Make sure to wear swim shoes because the pool is slimy from the natural algae that grows. Also get there early if you want a good spot under a tree.

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Chewelah, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see a local landmark, you have to visit this wonderful swimming hole that the locals love. Just make sure to be ready to lose your breath as the water is very chilly!!

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pool used to be "the" Austin attraction, swimming all year long in a natural environment. Sounds great. But then: Growth kicked in and population multiplied, now run-offs from over-development often closes the pool due to toxic levels, often overcrowded (completely un-useable during weekends). And there is always construction going on around the pool. More and more of Austin get... More 

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