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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When the blazing summer heat is rolling in here in Austin, seeking out a pool to jump into is about the only thing that makes it bearable in my opinion. Being that the pool is filled with natural Spring water, the water temperature stays the...More

Thank Cassbeats
Reviewed 2 days ago

Barton Springs is a combination of a regular swimming pool on one end joined by an old fashioned swimming hole on the other. Be prepared for cold water. There is a big hill for sunbathing and picnicking. Also, surrounded by a park. Beautiful setting.

Thank cpreisser45
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the many beautiful places around town. We started the new year with a dip in the pool. It was a little chilly but not unbearable. Chatted with a few of the friendly locals. Kids had fun swimming around. Highly recommend!

Thank Texan2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

I so enjoyed Barton Spring. It was free for the side we were on. The kids loved it. However, it was August in Texas this water was freezing cold. There were people who just sat in the water like my self, some on kayaks and...More

Thank Ro J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not that we need more people coming to Barton Springs, but you are really missing out if you haven't been at least once during your visit to Austin. It's unique and iconic. Great people watching and so refreshing on a 100+ degree day in the...More

Thank Marianne R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Public pool formed from Barton Creek, it's always cool and wasn't too busy at 11am on a Saturday. By 1pm, though, the line was long to get in. You can buy a ticket at the electronic booth outside the entrance, or pay at the window....More

Thank RoundTheWorld2010
Reviewed 3 days ago

Somewhere to swim in Austin. It was a remote location but then when we arrived we couldn't believe how many people where there and pets are allowed so there were also lots of dogs. There are 2 sides one side it is free and then...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

2.5 miles from Downtown Austin you can enjoy Mother Nature in this fantastic natural swimming pool. Unbelievably peaceful and natural.

Thank Tibor1970
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful setting and worth going on a hot Texas day. The water stays in the 60s year round. Avoid weekends-- lots of people and finding parking is a nightmare. If you have littles, remember it is clothing optional.

Thank flyerfam
Reviewed 4 days ago

Show up early with your towel in your hand and ready for a good swim. The water is cold so it's best just to jump right in. No alcohol is allowed or music so don't bring any. Smiles and laughter and good times or are...More

Thank Markavillarreal
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Darlene E
Are there picnic tables? Can you reach hiking trails from here by foot?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Banshee694 | Reviewed this property |
In the pool area of the Springd most people bring blankets and sit on the grass...I think there were a few picnic tables on up the hill. Lots of hiking available within the park area. This is in the Zilker Park area. Nice... More
Aftab H
Do they have shower facility?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Manarola3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But the shower facility is not modern - like the rest of Barton Springs - vintage.
Can you wear shirts while getting in the pool?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Manarola3 | Reviewed this property |
Usually you only see people in swimsuits or wetsuits (the water is cold.)