• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses

    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

  • Elevator closure

    Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.

  • 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled

    Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.

Be A Junior Ranger

black and white line drawing of Hot Springs National Park Junior Ranger badge

Children may earn the Junior Ranger badge by completing part of the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet. You can get one free of charge at the park visitor center. After you complete several activities, bring the booklet back to the park visitor center to get your badge!

Or, if you're not able to visit the park, you can download the booklet, answer the questions from information on the website, and then send it to the park to receive your badge. Make sure you include your name and address so we can send the badge to you. Send it to the park address on the home page.

There is also a Junior Trail Ranger program at the park. You can explore three park trails and do five activities. Read more about it.

Did You Know?

Close up of spring water dripping over algae covered rock formation.

The hot spring water at Hot Springs National Park becomes heated at a depth of approximately one mile before beginning the journey back to the surface through a fault.