David Brendan Hall

Best Swimming Hole

Barton Springs Pool

From the "oh, big surprise" file: Barton Springs is again your favorite spot to dip your tootsies. But really: Despite gross mossy floating clumps, despite developer-salamander-environmentalist fisticuffs, Austin's love for Barton Springs proves transcendent and spiritual year after year. Hamilton Pool dives in a cool second; you also feel deeply for Deep Eddy.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300
www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

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