David Brendan Hall

Best Dog Viewing

Lower Springs on Barton Creek

There have been many names assigned to this section of the creek: Doggy Springs, Free Zone, and Pauper's Springs to name just a few. All sum up quite nicely the allure of this very chilly spot just below the big pool. On any given summer day one can sit creekside and watch the antics of water-crazed pooches catching the currents or chasing sticks or just floating lazily in the cool clear waters. And if watching isn't enough, then by all means get in there and join them! Maybe someone will throw you a Frisbee.

Barton Springs Pool
2131 William Barton Dr., 512/974-6300

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