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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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  • What an amazing amenity the Barton Springs Pool is! Ten minutes from downtown, a great place to cool off after a hike on the nearby trails. Was nearly empty in November and no admission charge off-sea...  more »
  • I was not going to visit this as it didn't really sound all that cool. Glad I did, as I was wrong with that assumption. May be the coolest natural area of water-turned-into-a-pool ever! Wish I had bro...  more »
  • We enjoy Barton Springs alot. The unique river/pool and shady lawn was fun and refreshing! Even the little museum was an adorable little gem!  more »
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