Trip Planner:   USA  /  Texas  /  Austin  /  Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool, Austin

4.4
#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 .
Improve this listing »
map
Create an itinerary including Barton Springs Pool
Barton Springs Pool Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,360 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • As a native Texan, Barton Springs pool has been on my bucket list and I’m so glad I can finally check it off. The water is very cold, so go in the hottest part of the day. You have to pay to park, and...  more »
  • I've been to Barton Springs Pool many times past decade. The water is somewhat cold if you don't actively move in the water but great if you swim a lot. The length with a swimmable depth is about 1/8 ...  more »
  • Yes, the parking is intimidating and the lines long, but it is not a bad walk from the parking lots, and the pool will cool you off for sure. Remember that there are two entrances you can use if payin...  more »

Plan your trip to Austin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Barton Springs Pool by other users

10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in San Antonio BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in San Antonio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in San Antonio & Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans