• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Grasses

trail scene with grass on sides of trail, also pink wild phlox on right with pine tree

Grasses play an important role in erosion control. (Goat Rock Trail)

NPS photo by Gail Sears

Here is a list of grasses of Hot Springs National Park and vicinity, compiled by Francis J. Scully, 1942.

Did You Know?

Gulpha Creek in fall, below campground amphitheater, with bridge over Gorge Road in right background

The name Gulpha Creek is a corruption of the French name for the stream. Explorer William Dunbar reports the name "Fourche á Calfat" in the journal of his visit in 1804. Calfat eventually became Gulpha.