Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center Closed
The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is closed until Fall 2013 for a major maintenance project. A temporary park Visitor Center, along with the park store, are located in the Lamar Bathhouse at the south end of Bathhouse Row. Call for more information.
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?
In 1892 U.S. Army Lt. Robert R. Stevens hired the noted Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to create landscaping plans for Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. Stevens rejected the firm’s plans in 1893, but some features were adopted and still survive today.