Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.
Things to Do
- Depths of the pool range from 0’ to 18’ with surrounding grassy areas for patrons to lounge upon.
- This is a great spot to visit to cool off or swim for much of the year. The springs average temperature of 68-70 degrees year-round.
- 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.
Barton Springs Pool Insider Tips
- 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 9a-7p every Thursday to allow for the vigorous and methodical cleaning methods required to help maintain the pool area for wildlife and guests alike.
- A nominal admission fee is charged from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm during peak season (April - October). There is also an additional parking fee.
Prohibited Items include:
- Coolers, ice chests and thermal bags
- Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls or other hard balls
- Drinks are permitted but must be in a plastic re-sealable container with a twist-top lid