Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78746

Barton Springs Pool is Texas’ most famous spring-fed swimming hole. Barton’s fans swim here year round since the water averages a refreshing 68-70 degrees. Nearly the length of a football field, the pool is in the heart of Zilker Park on the south side of Barton Springs Road.

The Springs serves as home to the endangered Barton Springs Salamander, and is listed as a federally protected habitat. The pool is closed to the public from 9 am -7 pm every Thursday to allow for the vigorous and methodical cleaning methods required to help maintain the pool area for wildlife and guests alike. Depths of the pool range from 0’ to 18’ with surrounding grassy areas for patrons to lounge upon. Adjacent to the pool bathhouse is Splash!, an educational exhibit were patrons can learn about the history and biology of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer which feeds it.

Open 5 am to 10 pm daily.