Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool, Austin: Hours, Address, Barton Springs Pool Reviews: 4.5/5

Barton Springs Pool
4.5
Bodies of Water • Hot Springs & Geysers
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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.
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Deborah D
Chapel Hill61 contributions
Swimming at Barton Springs Pool is a very fun, local activity to do in Austin. We loved the idea of swimming in a river in the middle of the city. The water was cold, but refreshing. You get used to it quickly. Lots of people were enjoying the sun by lying on the grass. It is located in Zilker Park, which is great to explore on bike, kayak, or foot. It is a totally unique experience that you can only have in Austin.
Written August 12, 2022
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Rkelly2014
Dallas, TX143 contributions
When I'm unhappy I think about being at Barton Springs. When its hot I imagine myself floating on the fresh cool water. A more perfect day I cannot imagine then one spent at Barton Springs.
Written July 31, 2022
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Nik F
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Hey people, stop crying about everything. If the lines are long, get there early. If parking is an issue, park somewhere else and Uber, or bike in. I have been there many times, and went to UT for college. The people crying on their reviews, are the kind of people who will get everything they want, then cry because it was given to them. The water is cold, okay... That is part of the reason we love it. And why it is crowded in the summer. And if you want a chlorinated pool, go to your neighborhood pool. Stop crying.
Written July 20, 2022
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Ashlie D
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Couples
It was so packed that we didn't even waste our time parking! The line just to park was crazy and then the line around the building to get in wrapped around the building. Hard pass.
Written July 13, 2022
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Maura H
Shelton, Nebraska, USA152 contributions
This may be one of our favorite spots for a 100+ degree day. Parking looks overwhelming on a warm day, but tolerable. Kiosk outside to buy tickets, then we had a line to join to go in. THE SPRINGS WERE REFRESHING! All ages were enjoying the area. There is a sloped green area for setting up "camp". Then the springs include several walk down areas. Suggest water shoes to wade the areas. We didn't use the bath areas, but were given a stamp if we wanted to return. 9-10 on Tuesdays are free I believe. Lifeguards are there, there is a diving board and deeper swim area.
Written July 12, 2022
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Kirsteen S
Dumbarton, UK215 contributions
Couples
Visiting Austin from overseas so wanted to do something the locals would visit.
Very busy and automated ticket booths Very temperamental.
Lovely park.
Pool very cold surprised there are no warning signs
Be organised bring towels and a cool box. I hate lying on grass
Worth a visit for a relaxing break from doing the tourist path
Written July 3, 2022
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cheryl
Rockport, TX4 contributions
Family
June 2022
Absolutely disgusting! Been wanting to go here all my life so took my daughter and two grandsons. Could smell it from the parking lot and it was disgusting.
Not a lot of people going underwater locally. Very slimy. Could not walk on the sidewalk it was so hot. Wasted $23
Written June 29, 2022
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Paul B
Tenants Harbor, ME4 contributions
Couples
Never experienced the water due to thundershowers in the area. We did buy tickets and were issued a rain check. Was very disappointed in the changing areas. The mens was closed, and the ladies was flooding. After talking with local lady, these have been problems for a long time and have been totally neglected. We hope to make to the water soon.
Written June 28, 2022
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Salu
Texas City, TX228 contributions
Visitors from out of town. Clean and refreshing water on a very hot day. Very popular place and seeing how many people waiting in line to buy tickets from ticket machine.
A must visit.
Written June 23, 2022
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elchaco
Houston, TX536 contributions
Love it! It wasn't as hot as during the summer months but my son and I loved it! My wife and daughter not so much because it was too cold for them. We paid the small entrance fee and walked right in. My son loved the diving board and I loved just being in fresh water. I'll take fresh water any day over pool or beach water. Totally relaxing and you're surrounded by trees and nature while being minutes away from downtown Austin. Totally love it and will be back.
Written June 13, 2022
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  • Thu - Thu 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Thu - Thu 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Wed 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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