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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

4.4
#2 of 220 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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  • Barton Springs Pool is an amazing place to spend time with friends, swim and enjoy sunny days. Water is clean. Nice place to refresh yourself and prepare for a busy day. I usually visit in the...  more »
  • As an Austin native it was great to return for a visit. Sad to say Barton Springs was closed dude to COVID but was great to see again .... lots of repairs to make it great again !!!!  more »

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