This is so cool that a natural spring pool exists. We came during winter so there weren’t many people in the pool, it was cold! There were life guards and staff cleaning the pool. I can already see in the summer it’s a cool place to chill and have a picnic under the trees. Don’t go towards the end with all the moss and the shallow end. It looked pretty dirty.
Barton Springs is such an iconic spot in ATX, but the obnoxious crowds really can make or break your experience. If you can handle the cool water temps without the heat of the day, try to visit on the margins of the day, earlier in the morning or later evening when crowds thin. You really can enjoy the calm of the pool so much better if you aren't dealing with the drama. Simplify what you bring so that if your towel or things do go missing, it isn't such a headache.
Hmmmm.....LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT ! ! ! We have gone during summer, winter and at anytime possible. The water always feels great no matter the temperature. If you are reading this, do NOT pass the chance to visit Barton Springs/Zilker Park. Hopefully this gem remains as it in it's natural state and affordable for everyone.
Really cool experience. Pool is natural and no chlorine. Really clean and clear. Overall had a great time.
if you’re in Austin Barton Spring Pool is a MUST. If it had been warmer, we certainly would have taken a dip, and the awesome thing was that I overheard a few swimmers talking about how they had been their morning swim there for 20+ years! Such a cool spot with a great view of downtown.