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Barton Springs Pool

Pool · Barton Hills
2101 Barton Springs Rd (at William Barton Dr), Austin, TX 78704, United States
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Closed until 5:00 AM tomorrow (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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    "This is a great natural spring fed pool in the middle of Austin!"(6 Tips)
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    "Full moon swimming is the best!!"(6 Tips)
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    "Go for a run along the lake in Zilker Park and bring your swim suit."(4 Tips)
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  • Alexander M.

    Water temperature is about 21C all the year round! Free entrance in winter! :)

    Alexander Myskin · January 5
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  • Luke

    Still a classic

    Luke · December 28, 2015
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  • Outdoor Voices

    This is one of Tyler Haneys, founder of Outdoor Voices, favorite spots in Austin. It stays around 70 degrees all year round in Austin, so Tyler says it's perfect for a dip (or to stretch next to). Read more

    Outdoor Voices · November 19, 2015
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  • Allison A.

    What an amazing urban find! Never seen anything like it; absolutely an incredible place to spend a hot day in Austin.

    Allison Abbott · October 12, 2015
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  • Jeff G.

    An amazing natural swimming pool

    Jeff Giesea · September 23, 2015
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  • Jc P.

    Large swimming area cheap entry fee. The water is very refreshing with texas summer heat.

    Jc Poseidon · September 16, 2015
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  • Melon L.

    Great way to spend an afternoon. $4 for non-residents. Buy a ticket at the machine, but still gotta wait in line.

    Melon L · September 9, 2015
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  • Jenn N.

    Swimming, people watching, relaxing

    Jenn Nolen · September 6, 2015
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  • Kristen S.

    Bring a floaty! The water is cold, but wonderful

    Kristen Strauss · September 5, 2015
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  • Erin J.

    I would'nt go to the free side. The free side of Barton Springs is'nt very safe. You're aloud to bring dogs on the free side, but not on the paid side. There is a lot of Algea, but overal it's fun!

    Erin Jue · August 22, 2015
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  • Angie H.

    Look, it's cold. You have to just jump in or you're not gonna do it.

    Angie Harmon · August 21, 2015
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  • Chip C.

    The water was cold af

    Chip Cramer · August 14, 2015
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  • Aaron V.

    Great place to cool off on a hot summer day in Austin.

    Aaron Vincent · August 5, 2015
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  • Parth A.

    Worth a dip on a sunny afternoon. Nice crowd and has a nominal entrance fee. Do not forget to carry a spare pair of clothes.

    Parth Agarwal · August 3, 2015
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  • Lauren M.

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

    Lauren Mac · July 20, 2015
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  • Nat

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

    Nat · July 12, 2015
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  • Sydney P.

    Pool get deep! And it's coooolldddd!

    Sydney Padgett · June 27, 2015
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  • Vanessa S.

    Oh my! Oasis!

    Vanessa Schraub · June 19, 2015
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  • Zachary C.

    Free night swimming 9-10!!

    Zachary Casares · June 13, 2015
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  • Zachary C.

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

    Zachary Casares · June 13, 2015
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  • Sovereign M.

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

    Sovereign Mack · June 10, 2015
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  • Claire H.

    Swimming feels amazing.

    Claire Heleniak · May 13, 2015
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  • Liz H.

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

    Liz Hall · April 18, 2015
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  • Jamie M.

    Having a picnic while enjoying the breeze

    Jamie Mcgarity-Feyock · April 14, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Dana B.

    Amazing day wonderful place

    Dana Belaya · March 27, 2015
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  • Visit Austin

    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

    Visit Austin · March 13, 2015
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  • Suzanne M.

    Great place to cool off

    Suzanne Martin · February 21, 2015
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  • Tim J.

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

    Tim Julien · February 17, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Adam L.

    Closed on Thursdays! 😒

    Adam Laiacano · October 16, 2014
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  • Jamie L.

    Great family park and swimming area.

    Jamie Locklin · October 10, 2014
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  • Hadrian S.

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

    Hadrian Smith · October 2, 2014
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  • Chaz N.

    Full moon swimming, especially in Pisces

    Chaz Nailor · September 9, 2014
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  • Carmelina F.

    Awesome natural spring!

    Carmelina Franks · September 6, 2014
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  • Norma V.

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

    Norma Velasquez · September 2, 2014
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  • emily c.

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

    emily chen · September 1, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Justin H.

    Free from 5-8am

    Justin Henderson · August 21, 2014
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  • KingJunyaah

    Its cheap to get in

    KingJunyaah · August 21, 2014
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  • Dory L.

    Amazingly refreshing

    Dory Little · August 16, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Holly C.

    So cold but soooo great!

    Holly Crabtree · August 9, 2014
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  • Heather F.

    Refreshing on a hot Austin summer

    Heather Fame · August 8, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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