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Barton Springs Pool

Closed Now: 05:00 - 09:00, 19:00 - 22:00
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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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2201 Barton Springs Rd, Zilker Park, Austin, TX 78746-5736
South Austin
+1 512-867-3080
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best time ever! Jumped in the pool, hung out and black eyed pears and corn bread and then went Darcy’s Donkey for a Guinness!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BonBon1962
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love coming here. Always 💖 amazing time! Beautiful clear water and it's fun for the whole family 😁. Super affordable thing to do in Austin.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Resort548914
Reviewed 1 week ago

barton springs pool is unique. Pool is natural spring fed and the water is always 68 degrees. Where else can you swim or float or sunbathe with a backdrop of the city skyline ? Admission is $3 for visitors and $1 for residents. Amazing and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jwebb1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think of Austin visually and you think of its spreading live oak trees, green belts and its iconic Barton Springs pool. A dammed section of Barton Creek, the pool features 68 degree spring-fed water year round. It is a life-saving amenity in the summer, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Purl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my girlfriends here on a summer trip and we had such a great time together! There were families, dogs, singles, groups .. really every kind of group dynamic you could think of. Seating: Finding a prime spot on the grass was proving to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CRGATX67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family and then checked it out as a couple. It is a fun place to swim but nothing really so amazing. The park and bike paths and river recreation such as paddle boarding and kayaking much more fun. It is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank surfingfamily23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled around the park Christmas day and it was great to be outside watching families enjoy the pool

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danelle O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a large group of friends for Labor Day and although it was crowded, we had a blast. As long as you spend some time basking in the sun, the water is refreshingly cold.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chantel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was not a beach day nor were in need of a dip. But we walked around this huge natural pool and were impressed with how cool a resource this is for Austin-eans.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When people tell you that Barton Springs is really cold, they're not exaggerating. Take the coldest shower you've ever had, in the dead of winter, in the mountains, and multiply that by 10. It's. Really. Freaking. Cold! Aside from the cold, if you can get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KLanicek
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Response from OBSAustinTX | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need to make a reservation
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Response from bepleasant |
NO food. NO alcohol. NO smoking. ONLY water. Take RIDESHARE. Parking is very limited. Respect the staff they are there to save your life. People drown at this pool. RESPECT THE STAFF. The reason for no food or sugary drinks... More