Hot springs in the middle of town?
Water. That's what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Come discover it for yourself.Read More
Getting in the hot spring water, old style
For 100 years, Buckstaff Baths has been providing the traditional tub baths for visitors. Step back in time to experience relaxation and pampering.Read More
Getting into the water, new style
A modern day spa atmosphere awaits you at the Quapaw Baths and Spa. Soak in pools with the hot spring water or use private baths. Ages 14 and up.Read More
Healthy Parks Healthy People
"Take a hike and call me in the morning." Read more about partnerships at Hot Springs National Park to enhance public health.Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Kids, find out how to get your trading cards featuring civil rights stories of Hot Springs National Park.Read More
Park Partners provide services in the park
Buckstaff Baths, Quapaw Baths and Spa, Hot Springs Museum of Comtemporary Art on Bathhouse Row, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower are park partners.Read More
Hot Springs National Park has only one campground, Gulpha Gorge. Click here for more information.Read More
Did You Know?
In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.