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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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#2 of 227 in Nature in Texas
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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  • This was a great spot after hiking the Barton springs trails to be able to go cool off at if you go be prepared the waters feel like they're at least in the 50s so the water is super cold but it's als...  more »
  • As was to be expected it was cold in November. Arriving early in the morning you can many sports people at the swim watch while you yourself slowly struggles in the water. There are parking lots and cabins.
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