Barton Springs Pool
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 94%Family Travelers
- 72%Local Culture
- 72%Budget Travelers
- 62%Green Travelers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (124)
- Barton Springs PoolMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 07, 2014
This spring-fed pool is always a cool 68 degrees F, is located right downtown and is large enough for everyone to have plenty of room to swim and relax in the grass. It is sectioned off in the channel of Barton Creek, so there is seaweed, rocks and small fish. Bring cash, they don't take cards.
- Barton Springs PoolMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 03, 2014
If you find the Texas heat a bit too much, dive in. It's one of Austin's most popular destinations, and with good reason. Even a half hour in this cold-as-can-be water and you'll feel cool for hours. Chilled to the bone. Plus, it's a great place to soak in Austin's culture and fitness kings and queens. At $3 a person, it's a bargain. If that's too much, look just east of the fenced in park for the free area, which you'll likely share with some dogs -- don't be surprised if you see someone topless or smoking a joint. It's pretty safe, but don't leave your things unattended on either side of the fence.
- Barton Springs PoolNov 16, 2013
I may have been a fish in a past life because I always enjoy any nice looking body of water, and this pool joins the ranks of one of the loveliest, most serene bodies of water I've seen in sometime.
Great for families, couples, or a large group of friends, enjoy, now.
It should be noted that you'll have to pay three dollars admission (as of summer 2013) to get into this amazing, man made pool but it's well worth it, from the sheer size of the pool, to the rolling hills surrounding the pool, it's great to just look around at how it all comes together.
Go at sunset for a little extra beauty of the sun setting against the water, wonderful. You can also follow some trails that lead you around the pool and over some rivers that surround Barton Springs. It's a good way to wind down after swimming to your little heart's content.
- Barton Springs PoolNov 14, 2013
Awesome Spring Fed Pool! Diving board, clear/clean cool water, awesome after a bike ride around town and Zilker park. If you like smoothies or fresh juice try juicland on Barton Springs it's across from Shady Grove which is a great restaurant for sitting outdoors, free live music Thursday nights April - Sept.
- Barton Springs PoolNov 06, 2013
Being the fourth largest spring in Texas, this man-made swimming pool is a must see when in Austin! You are guaranteed to cool off here with a year round temperature of 70 degrees! Not only is Barton Springs great to take a dip in to get out of the Texas heat, but there is great people watching! Don't be alarmed if you see hippies doing yoga on the grassy hills, or maybe some topless women sunbathing! This is an Austin staple and a must see here in Austin! Barton Springs is home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander, and is a federally protected habitat. Make sure to check the website for hours. There is even a free evening swim from 9-10pm for those who get a little wild at night!
- Barton Springs PoolOct 22, 2013
Austin is known for its unique, laid back atmosphere and natural Hill Country beauty--and Barton Springs is a legendary symbol of that special ambiance. Nestled in the middle of town, the spring fed pool is filled with fun-loving locals and visitors, splashing around in the brisk water (68 degrees year round) or basking in the hot Texas sun on the adjacent sloping hills of green grass. All you need is $3, a towel and reading material, because, trust me, you'll want to stay awhile.
- Barton Springs PoolMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
I really liked Barton Springs Pool. It's man-made and gets its water from Barton Springs, which is the fourth-largest in Texas. Thus, the pool while man made has a natural feel and it's a great place to chill and hang out with family and friends.
- Barton Springs PoolMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 16, 2013
Spring fed water at a constant 68 F makie this the place to cool ya heels after a night out in the 'World's Capital of Live Music.' The lush setting and adjacent dog park make this a killer place for people watching, catching a few rays and z's.