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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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#2 of 219 in Nature in Texas
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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  • Could not believe people were swimming in 68° temp water! Someone had on flippers and the remainder of the swimmers appear to be truly enjoying their swim.  more »
  • Was pleasantly surprised by this free swimming hole. It is only open a few days a week, so make sure it’s open before you go. Lifeguards on duty. It’s quite large and runs consistently at 68* because....  more »
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  • 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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