• 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.

  • 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.

Hot Springs / Geothermal Areas

view of cascade basin from above; park ranger gives talk about water while visitors sit on edge concrete basin

Hot spring water cascade pool at Arlington Lawn, north end of Bathhouse Row

NPS photo by Gail Sears

The hot springs in Hot Springs National Park emerge along a fault on the western side of Hot Springs Mountain which is in the downtown area of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

For more information about the hot springs go to In Hot Water and Drinking the Water.

We also recommend Eastern National publication Hot Springs National Park Geologic Excursion Tour Guide. By using the centerfold map, you can take a self-guiding tour to four areas that highlight the geologic processes in the park: Gulpha Gorge, Hot Springs Mountain, the hot springs discharge area downtown, and West Mountain. It retails for $3.25. For purchase information, call the store manager at 501-620-6740.

Did You Know?

copy of lithograph from a publication showing the valley of the hot springs with Hot Springs Creek on the right and two men in the foregroun

Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.