So refreshing on a hot day!! Lots of people, but plenty of space for everyone. Water is very cold, be prepared! Bathrooms are also nice. Can't wait to go back. Would recommend swimming shoes for going in the water due to the rocky bottom.
Amazing place to go on a hot summer day! The water is super cold which is perfect when the temperature’s 90+ degrees. You’ll want to jump out when you first get in, but swim around a bit and you’ll find the water temperature is perfect. The springs are family friendly and they’re a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy a day off.
A great public watering hole open to the public. Set in a natural spring, there is plenty of room for swimming, play, and sunbathing. It is a great place for the family or a place to relax. It has a really cool setting within Barton Springs. The water temp is perfectly cold for Austin's incredibly sweltering hot summer days.
Definitely draws a crowd, so either show early or be prepared to walk after parking. Some cool people showed us the generous spirit of Austin and gave us their parting spot as well as the parking pass, granting us close free parking. Shout out those guys. The water is fun and very cool and refreshing, there's a diving board, and plenty of room to have fun in the shallow areas as well as the deep end. The restroom did smell strongly of pee and it wafted out, so that's my gripe. A great time overall.
What a unique place. For our first time in Austin, this was a must-see. The line to get in was very long, but only took about 20 minutes. It was pretty cheap as well $3-8 depending on your residency status. For the amount of people there, which was tons, the pool didn't seem packed at all. I think this is due to it being VERY cold. But on a day where it was 95 degrees, it was really refreshing. We hung out in the pool for a bit but mostly laid out. There is a diving board as well, which is neat for younger kids. Beware of the topless sunbathers, nothing wrong with this, but coming from the midwest it was quite a shock.