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Barton Springs Pool

Pool · Barton Hills
2101 Barton Springs Rd (at William Barton Dr), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Hours:
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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    "This is a great natural spring fed pool in the middle of Austin!"(6 Tips)
    Rodrigo M.
    "Full moon swimming is the best!!"(6 Tips)
    Wendy B.
    "Go for a run along the lake in Zilker Park and bring your swim suit."(4 Tips)
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    "spring-fed swimming hole in Zilker Park"(4 Tips)
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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 · 1 week ago
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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 · 1 week ago
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  • Chip C.

    The water was cold af

    Chip Cramer · 2 weeks ago
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  • Aaron V.

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

    Aaron Vincent · August 5
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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
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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
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  • Nathaniel O.

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

    Nathaniel O. · July 12
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  • Sydney P.

    Pool get deep! And it's coooolldddd!

    Sydney Padgett · June 27
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  • Vanessa S.

    Oh my! Oasis!

    Vanessa Schraub · June 19
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  • Zachary C.

    Free night swimming 9-10!!

    Zachary Casares · June 13
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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
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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
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  • Claire H.

    Swimming feels amazing.

    Claire Heleniak · May 13
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  • Liz H.

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

    Liz Hall · April 18
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  • Jamie M.

    Having a picnic while enjoying the breeze

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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
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  • Dana B.

    Amazing day wonderful place

    Dana Belaya · March 27
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  • 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
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  • Suzanne M.

    Great place to cool off

    Suzanne Martin · February 21
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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
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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
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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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  • 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
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  • Claudia B.

    Never forget to bring friends here

    Claudia B · October 20, 2013
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  • Jeff B.

    Go at night! Free after 9PM.

    Jeff Bobula · October 9, 2013
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  • Peter S.

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

    Peter Shay · September 6, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Saygin I.

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

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

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

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

    The pool is closed for cleaning on Thursdays.

    Shelly Tang · August 22, 2013
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