Austin’s iconic swimming holes have reopened to the public.
Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool in Austin need no introduction, that is, unless you’re a recent import – possibly Californian. In which case, the pool and springs are two of Austin’s top spots to take a dip. Back in March, the two swimming holes reopened to the public, giving swimmers, sunbathers, and waders the chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Now open, Barton Springs is a three-acre swimming hole tucked inside Austin’s Zilker Park. Barton is fed by an underground spring, refreshing swimmers with a year-round temperature of 68-70 degrees.
The Deep Eddy Pool is a shaded, man-made aquatic center and bathhouse that happens to be the oldest swimming pool in the city.
While reopened, the swimming areas spring schedule is subject to change, be sure to consult the City of Austin‘s website for updated hours. Currently, Barton Springs is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm. Deep Eddy Pool is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 7 pm. The latter plans to close from April 11 to May 2 for its annual spring cleaning.
Presently, both swimming pools are free to the public.