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Barton Springs Pool, Austin

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#2 of 219 in Nature in Texas
Must see · Hot Spring · Water Body
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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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  • Here’s what you need to know about Barton Springs: only water is allowed. Only water is allowed. NO FOOD, NO SMOKING/VAPING, NO ALCOHOL, NO MUSIC. (Unless IT’s an instrument you can actually play... 
    Here’s what you need to know about Barton Springs: only water is allowed. Only water is allowed. NO FOOD, NO SMOKING/VAPING, NO ALCOHOL, NO MUSIC. (Unless IT’s an instrument you can actually play...  more »
  • Interesting spring fed pool. Worth a visit even when closed to see this unique urban city pool. It was closed the Thursday we went but interesting to see how it is fed and the outtake to the creek... 
    Interesting spring fed pool. Worth a visit even when closed to see this unique urban city pool. It was closed the Thursday we went but interesting to see how it is fed and the outtake to the creek...  more »
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  • Pretty good place to visit especially during spring, you will fall in love with the water and greenery. There is $5 parking fee and also entry fee, I wish there is no entree fee for the pool. It's very nice place to hangout and have fun. There is 9foot deep and also 1 foot based on the area. It's also good place for kids as well.
  • The crown jewel of Austin! Hot tips: you can't bring in food or glass containers, they're very strict. Flotation devices are only allowed on the end- look at the back of the lifeguard stations to see where. Right now you can only buy tickets online. The last hour they're open is usually free and super fun on a hot night, just load up on bug spray.

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