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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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#2 of 232 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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  • Great place to hang out on a hot afternoon. The water is sparkling clean, the bottom is soft with plant life. Grab a spot on the hill to lounge. Amazing pool of water  more »
  • Probably the coolest pool I have seen. Even if you don’t have the time for a swim, just go for a walk. Unbelievable  more »

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