As one of Austin's finest attractions, Barton Springs Pool is the perfect outing for those hot Texas daysor even the cool ... More
Barton Springs Pool
As one of Austin's finest attractions, Barton Springs Pool is the perfect outing for those hot Texas daysor even the cool ones. Maintaining a comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit year 'round, you will enjoy a 100-percent natural swimming experience with no chlorine. The grassy hillsides and moss-covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing. Diving boards, concession stands and restroom facilities are also available. When the kids get tired of the water, enjoy the playscape to complete the afternoon. Lifeguards are on duty. You are encouraged to call ahead; the pool occasionally closes. Admission: USD3.00 for adults, USD2.00 for kids ages 12-17, and USD1.00 for kids ages 11 and under.
i love barton springs! my boyfriend and i went to austin from san antonio so he could do some mobile detailing... i had found this place on google and he told me about it. we were right down the road from there so we decided to check it out. we went there before a play they had in the parking lot and it was great! its such a fun place to spend the day the water was colddd yet refershing on such a hot day. i really didnt like the wall, but overall it's one of my favorite places of austin. i cant wait to go back this summer. barton springs will definately be first on our list
I loved the coolness of the pool. I am not used to the combination of heat and humiditiy together, so it was a great place to cool off. It was fun to people watch. I would suggest wearing water socks and googles. Floats are also nice, but they are only limited to two sides of the pool.
When we got to the Barton Spring Pool it was pretty packet. The water was COLD and there was A LOT of alge. You done want to touch the floor barefoot it is slime eww... oooo when you get in make sure u keep your mouth CLOSED trust me. My boyfriend couldn't wait to get in so he jump and didn't realize that the water was freezing jump and opened his mouth.lol. that wasnt tasty at all... It is a lot of fun.. Just don't forget to keep your mouth closes and bring watershoes.
Family and I went to the website to find out some things to do in Austin. Being so hot, we chose No.1--Barton Springs Pool. Well, we went, stayed only a short time, left. Although the water was very cool as advertised, it smelled strongly, crowded and basically not my cup of tea. The others seem to be enjoying it but we slipped on the floor, didnt enjoy the smell and large growth of algae along the side of the pool. The diving board was the best of all.
We were visiting Austin for the weekend and this was a wonderful way to spend the day! We were there for the 4th of July so there were a lot of people, but I still thought it was manageable. The area is so large I didn't feel like it was a problem. The water was freezing!! We had a great time and enjoyed an authentic Austin experience! We'll go back to Austin just to enjoy Barton Springs again! Try the kayaking at Zilker Park too.. it's right next to the springs. We enjoyed our day at Zilker Park!
We always had lot's of fun on hot summer days when I was growing up in the 50's. We'd picnic, go hiking, play, and swim. And that's what just about finished me off when I didn't look where I was jumping and found myself way over my head. But I'll come back...just as an old walrus.
I've lived in Austin a long time and Barton Springs was always one of my favorite places, even as a little kid. they have a shallow end with little pools and minnows in them that are great for kids to play in. in high school, it was the most popular hangout place in the summer. There are always people doing yoga and handstands in the grass and it's overall a great atmosphere. as for the topless women, you just have to try not to look.
Do you ever hate the chlorine-skin feeling after getting out of the pool? Well, Barton Springs is about the most invigorating swim you are likely to find, outside of swimming in the ocean. The water is about 68 F, fed by natural springs, all rock bottom, and 900 ft long. You step out feeling like you just bathed in the legendary Fountain of Youth. Really enjoyable when it's so darn hot here in Texas, but so magical on a cool evening when there are few that will brave the water. Out under the moon and stars, the gorgeous green-black and blue water, and cool limestone on your feet just makes you want to holler!
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