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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

#2 of 219 in Nature in Texas
Must see · Hot Spring · Water Body
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 for a walk along the water. Nice to see folks enjoy the water with dogs, kids and their toys! Lots of activity and fun was being had by all!  more »
  • Refreshing swim in a natural spring. Wife and I visited Austin for our anniversary trip . Barton springs was on the top of the list and it didn't disappoint. Perfect to cool off on a hot summer day...  more »
  • This is a place you have to visit. It’s a beautiful swimming hole with a view of the downtown skyline. It was free when I went and it was such a beautiful swimming hole. Had some really nice deep sections for some diving. A great swim!
  • We are so glad we decided to spend our day in Austin here! We didn't want to leave! It took me most of the day to finally get the courage to jump in the cold water, but it was so refreshing when I finally did. We all noticed how cool everyone was there. Everyone just did their own thing and we're friendly. We will be back!

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