Located within Zilker Park, is one of Austin's most famous landmarks. Barton Springs Pool is a natural, spring fed pool that remains 68 degrees year round - making it a perfect place to cool down during the hot summer months. Over 900 feet long, the pool was created when the Barton Creek was dammed up, so the bottom of the pool is natural rock and gravel - with varying depths, diving boards, stairs and ladders for entry. The pool is open year round for those who are hardy enough to brave the cold during the winter months.
Barton Springs Pool attracts a diverse crowd of visitors year round.. Framed by grassy hillsides and shady trees - the moss covered rocks are perfect for sunbathing. Enjoy the 100 percent natural crystal clear water with no chlorine.
Barton Springs Pool has bathrooms, changing rooms with showers, and a snack bar located on the premises.
The pool is also conveniently located within walking distance of many Barton Springs road restaurants and watering holes.
The Austin Parks website has more informaton about this fantastic Austin "swimming hole."