Barton Springs Municipal Pool

2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX - 78746

Type: Parks
(512) 974-6300

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Barton Springs Municipal Pool, located in Austin, Texas, is a beloved natural swimming pool that has been a popular recreational destination for locals and visitors alike for generations. Fed by natural springs, Barton Springs Pool is known for its clear, cool water and picturesque setting in the heart of Zilker Park, making it a favorite spot to beat the Texas heat.

One of the most iconic features of Barton Springs Pool is its large size, measuring three acres in total. The pool's natural spring water maintains a refreshing temperature of around 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, making it an ideal place to cool off on hot summer days or to take a refreshing dip any time of year.

In addition to swimming, Barton Springs Pool offers opportunities for picnicking, sunbathing, and people-watching on its grassy banks. The pool is surrounded by lush greenery and shaded areas, providing a tranquil oasis amid the city.

Barton Springs Pool is also known for its ecological significance, serving as a habitat for a variety of aquatic plants and animals. The pool is home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander, as well as other species of fish, turtles, and birds.

Whether you're looking to swim laps, relax in the sun, or commune with nature, Barton Springs Municipal Pool offers a unique and refreshing experience for visitors of all ages. With its natural beauty, cool waters, and vibrant atmosphere, it's no wonder that Barton Springs Pool is a beloved Austin landmark and a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike.

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