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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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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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  • 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 »
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