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.
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.
Closure of Happy Hollow Spring Fountain
Happy Hollow jug fountains, (located on Fountain Street), will be closed Wednesday morning (08/27/14) for maintenance. Hours of closure will be 8:00 til noon.
Much has been written about Hot Springs National Park. If you find conflicting information in something you read, we'd be happy to answer any questions you have about accuracy. We recommend the following:
Bookstore sales items:
When Did It Happen? A Chronology of Events at the Hot Springs of Arkansas by Sharon Shugart, Eastern National, 2009
Didn't All the Indians Come Here? Separating Fact from Fiction at Hot Springs National Park by Mark Blaeuer, Eastern National, 2007
Hot Springs National Park Geologic Excursion Tour Guide by Michael T. Roberts, Charles G. Stone, Mark Blaeuer, and Sharon Shugart, Eastern National, 2007
The Ouachita Springs Region: A Curiosity of Nature by Janis Percefull, University of Minnesota Bindery, 2006
The Forgotten Expedition, 1804-1805: The Louisiana Purchase Journals of Dunbar and Hunter, edited by Trey Berry, Pam Beasley, and Jeanne Clements, 2006, LSU Press
The American Spa by Dee Brown, 1982
These resources are available in the park's Eastern National store. Educators get a 15% discount with their school ID. They may also be available through your local library or by interlibrary loan.
Did You Know?
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.