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Three acres in size, the pool is fed from under ground springs and is on average 68 degrees year round. Over the years it has drawn people from all walks of life.
Pack light, bring a towel, some snacks, lay on the lawn and when it gets too hot, just dive right in. The cold water is nearly unbearable for only a short spell. Bring $mall bills for admission.
Jump In! It's the best way to get adjusted to the refreshing temperature.
Brace yourself: The water in Austin's iconic swimming hole is a constant 68 degrees, and that's eye-poppingly cold, especially when you're jumping in on a 100-degree day.
Want to get away from it all? Three dollars gets you in, but it will take more than that to get you out on a hot day. The pool is fed by an underwater spring and stays a cool 68 degrees all year.
Check out the statue of J. Frank Dobie, Roy Bedichek & Walter Prescott Webb, who for 40yrs met on a rock near Barton Springs to discuss ideas that transformed ATX.–Jason, our Homesick Austinite
Hit Barton Springs for some swim-at-your-own-risk exercise, or if the algae's too much for you, head over to Deep Eddy.
$3 per person to get in. Best way to do it is to jump right in. It's cold at first but then very refreshing. Perfect for a Texas summer.
Wait for the thermometer to hit â¥ 103F. Jump in the deep end!
Start at the one end and swim all the way to Barking Springs *wraf wroef* and enjoy the beauty of the natural spring pool. Don't forget to jump of the diving board.
swimming and laying out.
Go to Barton Springs to lay on the grass. Get a tan, and refresh yourself with a swim in the natural 68 degree waters springing out of the Edwards Aquifer.
This is a great natural spring fed pool in the middle of Austin! A great place to tan, swim & hang out.
Took my daughter and had a blast. The water is about as cold as I can stand for swimming (68 degrees), but super clean and very refreshing on a 102 degree day.
Hop in the spring water when you get the chance! Your skin feels so soft afterward!
Beware of dominate dogs and their jack@ss owners!
Enjoying a relaxing day at the pool? You're in a WiMAX hotspot, so relax even further by streaming a movie in between soaks.
A beautiful day for a swim.
Cool water on a hot day with lots of beautiful people:)
The water is ccccold
Play a round of disc golf at the Zilker Park disc golf course, then walk over to Barton Springs Pool and wash the dust off.
CLOSED ON THURSDAYS!
On busy summer days, go up Robert E. Lee drive on the east side of Zilker and park near the softball fields. There's a back entrance to the pool at the top of the sunbathing hill.
Free night swim every day from 9 until 10 pm. Fun crowd and the pool is beautiful at night!
This vast swimming hole does have a shallow end, but it can be very slippery so you might want to keep those river shoes on. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
Go at night! Free after 9PM.
Oh the many different faces and screams you'll see and hear as people jump in, but always leaving smiles.
Definitely a must-do when in Austin. Great people watching. Watch the fat guy do belly-flops. The pool is FREEZING but just do it, theyre are kids and infant children in there... YOU CAN DO IT!
Take a dip in the naturally cold spring for a $3 PASS! (CLOSED ON THURSDAYS for maintenance)
Texas Parkour does classes there on Tuesday for kids. Those kids are fearless.
Barton Springs pool very cold and refreshing. Just watch out for the fatties on the diving board.
Go swimming this summer in the pool.
Swimming in the frigid cold spring-fed pool their in the dead of summer.
Awesome place to swim. Surely Shrinkage for men....
I have been swimming here literally since before I was born! I'm like 4th generation Barton springs swimmer and I love it!I love to dive or go by the underwater caves and explore with some goggles!fun
This spring-fed swimming hole is a favorite hangout for locals of all ages. The pool stays at a constant 68 degrees year round. Don’t be surprised if you see a topless sun bather.
Super cold & cheap! Free after 9pm :))))
Bring a towel to lay on and enter on the south side (there is more sun bathing room & shade tree room)
Don't forget to bring a towel so you can dry off, warm up, an tan in the grass. Bring your dog too! There is a pool just for your furry friends (:
Beware of nudity and snakes!!! Ahhhhhh
Here@3 on a Sat during Rot Rally. $3 to park +$3 to get in + 20 min in line = NOT WORTH IT!
Swimming in the 68 degree water is so refreshing. Free admission from 5 to 8 every morning.
Beware of nudity, as in females going top less
If you find the water a little cold, try swimming down to the weedy areas if the deep end where it's a bit warmer. If you like it chilly, the area around the diving board stays the coldest!