While the Texas heat rages, it is a favorite pastime of Austin residents and their guests (Robert Redford included) to cool down amongst the fish and turtles in the cold water of Barton Springs Pool. An underground-fed spring over three acres in size was created when, millions of years ago, tectonic plates moved, the land shifted and fresh, cool, 68 degree water bubbled to the surface.
Open to all walks of life, the Barton Springs Pool ranges from shallow two-feet to over 12 feet deep, and promises to be a complete pool experience thanks to a diving board, a grassy knoll for the sunbathers, and five or more lifeguards on duty at all times to make sure that everyone is having a safe experience.
Tours & Tickets
The lake trails, springs and bridges of central Austin define its character and are essential pieces of the city's history. Take a ride on on the quiet, shaded ... Read more
Location: Austin, Texas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)