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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Austin
Nestled within Austin's extensive Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool represents one of the city's most popular recreational areas. Fed by underground hot springs, the pool maintains a temperature of around 20 C (68 F) year-round. You can join thousands of Austin residents who flock to the pool's 1.2 hectares (3 acres) of warm waters for a swim regardless of skill level, as the swimming area offers depths ranging from ankle-deep to 5.5 m (18 ft). Watch carefully for the Barton Springs salamander, an endangered amphibian found only in the surrounding aquifers. Add Barton Springs Pool to your Austin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Austin trip planner .
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  • A great Austin must see in the summer! It is 105 degrees and as Humid as Houston, but you are in The ATX!! What do I do, well if you want to COLD DOWN, you head on over to The Barton Springs Pool!!! I...  more »
  • We were super lucky with an unseasonally warm day in February and what a great place to spend such a day. Lovely walks, everything was clean, the pool is truly lovely to swim in and there are decent, ...  more »
  • Why did I wait so long to go? I grew up in Austin and had never been. Barton Springs is just a beautiful and special place if you love nature and love to be in the water. The water is cold. Cold. Did ...  more »

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