Unless you snorkel or open your eyes underwater, you might not have seen what it looks like underwater at Barton Springs, where the water is a cool 70 to 74 degrees.
Well, have a look.
I took this video earlier today with my iPhone in an underwater case that was the best impulse buy of last summer.
As temperatures continues to rise, Barton Springs will fill up earlier each day.
Here are a few tips so you can enjoy your own visit:
- Parking is already someone chaotic already, so be prepared to walk from one of the upper parking lots in Zilker Park.
- Entry fee is $3 if you’re a resident of Austin, $8 if you’re not. Kids are $1 or $2, depending on their age.
- You can pay with a card at one of the meters outside both the north and south entrances.
- Bring a floatie, but leave the food and drinks behind. You can’t bring anything to eat or drink besides water into Barton Springs.
- Entrance to the pool is free before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m. The pool opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
- On full moon nights, where people flock to the pool to howl at the moon, the park can fill to capacity, so don’t wait until 9 p.m. if you really want to get in.