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  • 2101 Barton Springs Rd

    Zilker Metropolitan Park

    Austin, TX 78704

  • Phone: 512-476-9044


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In Zilker Park, just off Barton Springs Road, Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin's famous landmarks and easily the most popular swimming hole in the city. Spring fed and over 900 feet long, the pool was formed when Barton Creek was dammed up, so it has a natural rock and gravel bottom. There are varying depths, diving boards, and stairs and ladders for entry. The water temperature averages 68 degrees throughout the year, so swimming year-round is not uncommon.. A more refreshing swim is hard to find, but the pool is often crowded, because it's not secret, it gets hot in Texas!

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