Barton Springs Pool

2101 Barton Springs Rd (at William Barton Dr), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun
    • 5:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

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    Wendy B.
    "Go for a run along the lake in Zilker Park and bring your swim suit."(4 Tips)
    Barrett L.
    "The best people watching in Austin, hands down."(5 Tips)
    Jae S.
    "sun bathing room"(4 Tips)
    Travis M.
    "Thursday during the summer for cleaning"(6 Tips)
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  • Lauren M.

    An Austin gem, just dive in! Also, go through the back way, MUCH shorter line

    Lauren Mac · 1 week ago
  • Nathaniel O.

    Austin's best pool by far- always cool and always relaxing.

    Nathaniel O. · 2 weeks ago
  • Sydney P.

    Pool get deep! And it's coooolldddd!

    Sydney Padgett · June 27
  • Vanessa S.

    Oh my! Oasis!

    Vanessa Schraub · June 19
  • Zachary C.

    Free night swimming 9-10!!

    Zachary Casares · June 13
  • Zachary C.

    Awesome place but know that it is COLD water, prepare yourself mentally or you will be shocked

    Zachary Casares · June 13
  • Sovereign M.

    The water is really cold so go swimming during the hottest part of the day

    Sovereign Mack · June 10
  • Claire H.

    Swimming feels amazing.

    Claire Heleniak · May 13
  • Liz H.

    68 degrees year round and best known spring fed swimming pool in Central Texas!

    Liz Hall · April 18
  • Jamie M.

    Having a picnic while enjoying the breeze

  • Dustin H.

    What's not to love... People watching, swimming, laying out... Always fun to go on the night swims too!

    Dustin Haley · April 9
  • Dana B.

    Amazing day wonderful place

    Dana Belaya · March 27
  • Austin, Texas

    On warm days, dry off by sun-bathing on the surrounding hillside. Insider tip: if you like to get your workout on early, arrive before 9 a.m. and the $3 entry fee is waived. Read more

    Austin, Texas · March 13
  • Suzanne M.

    Great place to cool off

    Suzanne Martin · February 21
  • Tim J.

    Hop on a b-cycle on a hot day and head out to this natural spring.

    Tim Julien · February 17
  • Danielle B.

    A mix of man made and nature makes this the perfect place to relax on a winters night. Less than 10 people in the whole pool area allows you to relax on the rock and listen to the running water.

    Danielle Beck · February 16
  • Samantha M.

    Best place on the lake to rent from. Customer service orientated and great trip to Barton springs from there

    Samantha Mefford · November 30, 2014
  • B W.

    An Austin must see. Bring a floatie and do some people watching. Cash only, gets very crowded when it's nice out on the weekend.

    B W · November 30, 2014
  • Meghan H.

    I like it, waters always cold, but there are SO many people and the free side is eaten up with too many unsupervised dogs.

    Meghan Hodges · November 23, 2014
  • Steven M.

    Stunning. As a tourist I do suggest walking afterwards to chuy's for margaritas & an uber back to town.

    Steven Meyers · October 19, 2014
  • Adam L.

    Closed on Thursdays! 😒

    Adam Laiacano · October 16, 2014
  • Jamie L.

    Great family park and swimming area.

    Jamie Locklin · October 10, 2014
  • Hadrian S.

    Nice pave to relax and cool off on hot summer day:-)

    Hadrian Smith · October 2, 2014
  • Chaz N.

    Full moon swimming, especially in Pisces

    Chaz Nailor · September 9, 2014
  • Carmelina F.

    Awesome natural spring!

    Carmelina Franks · September 6, 2014
  • Norma V.

    awesome place to cool off after a nice run in the park!!

    Norma Velasquez · September 2, 2014
  • emily c.

    beware of fire ant mounds when you're laying out!

    emily chen · September 1, 2014
  • Ria N.

    Too much kids, gets a little loud, the water temp is refreshing a great escape on the humid hot day

    Ria Ndut · August 27, 2014
  • Justin H.

    Free from 5-8am

    Justin Henderson · August 21, 2014
  • KingJunyaah

    Its cheap to get in

    KingJunyaah · August 21, 2014
  • Dory L.

    Amazingly refreshing

    Dory Little · August 16, 2014
  • Montanna S.

    No food! But there is a refreshments kiosk nearby and they'll stamp your hand to come back in.

    Montanna Smith · August 12, 2014
  • Holly C.

    So cold but soooo great!

    Holly Crabtree · August 9, 2014
  • Heather F.

    Refreshing on a hot Austin summer

    Heather Fame · August 8, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    6 times longer than an Olympic pool, Barton Springs snakes its way through Zilker Park. Training here builds endurance. You swim against waves and since it's a long pool there's no momentum from turns Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Sarah F.

    A perfect pause during our trip to Austin. Grab a spot in the shade or in the sun and take a dip in the pool every so often to beat the Texas heat.

    Sarah Foley · July 28, 2014
  • CollegeFashionista

    If it’s warm outside (especially in the summertime), Barton Springs is a great getaway from city life and fun outdoors location for relaxing, tanning or swimming in the spring water pool.

    CollegeFashionista · January 14, 2014
  • Claudia B.

    Never forget to bring friends here

    Claudia B · October 20, 2013
  • Jeff B.

    Go at night! Free after 9PM.

    Jeff Bobula · October 9, 2013
  • Peter S.

    Bring water shoes so you can walk in the river bottom more easily.

    Peter Shay · September 6, 2013
  • Amy J.

    $3 to swim and sun and you can come in and out all day with a hand stamp equals best way to beat the heat ever.

    Amy Johnson Cook · September 5, 2013
  • Robert B.

    I can't think of anything better to do in Texas in August than swim here. It's like AC for the pool.

    Robert Bell · September 4, 2013
  • Saygin I.

    This is one of the best things to do in Austin ! I love here

    Saygin Ileri · August 24, 2013
  • Sun Woo J.

    Awesome place to swim. Surely Shrinkage for men....

    Sun Woo James · August 23, 2013
  • Shelly T.

    The pool is closed for cleaning on Thursdays.

    Shelly Tang · August 22, 2013
  • Social N.

    Definitely the go-to hang out spot for Austinites during the summer. There's a mixed crowd, but its always a good time.

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
  • Lars P.

    Imagine... There is so much water in here that it would fill the entire Barton Springs Pool

    Lars Plougmann · August 10, 2013
  • Zashi R.

    If you are going to swim laps do it in the morning, there will be less debris and fewer collage kids. Also, if you go ahead and swim 4 laps, (8 lengths), you've done a mile!!!

    Zashi Rambo · August 7, 2013
  • Kayliegh B.

    Heard it's topless from the locals but didnt see that in action. They clean it every Thursday! Beautiful people and lots of sweet tattoo exposure. Best way to break in my first trip to Austin!

    Kayliegh Barnes · August 3, 2013
  • Delight G.

    This spring-fed natural pool has a year-round average temperature of 68 degrees F. Admission is $3 for adults. Feel free to bring your own gluten-free picnic!


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