• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Fire Management

Fire can be used to provide a natural appearing landscape for the park. With proper planning and execution, prescribed fire can manipulate vegetation to produce healthier habitats as a background for the developed zone of the park. At the same time fuel management, using both mechanical means and prescribed fire, can reduce the risk to cultural and historic structures.

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Hot Springs National Park Fire Management Plan

Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment

Crabtree RX Prescribed Fire Plan (Nov.-Dec. 2007) (249 KB)

Crabtree RX Appendix (2.73 MB)

Sugarloaf RX Prescribed Fire Plan (2007) (161 KB)

Sugarloaf RX Appendix (1.26 MB)

See pictures of 2006 prescribed fire on North Mountain.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

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.