• 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.


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Here are the regulations specific to Hot Springs National Park: 2014 Superintendent's Compendium (.pdf)


Request for Proposals for Vacant Bathhouses -- Open July 7, 2014 to January 30, 2015

Maurice Bathhouse Request for Proposals
Adobe pdf 9.5 Mb

Libbey Bathhouse Request for Proposals
Adobe pdf 4.5 Mb


These are some of the documents that guide the management of Hot Springs National Park:

Resource Management Plan (.pdf, 269 kb)

Fire Management Plan (.pdf, 2343 kb)

Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment (.pdf, 661 kb)

Scope of Collections Statement (.pdf, 6.01 mb)

Did You Know?

Close up of spring water dripping over algae covered rock formation.

The hot spring water at Hot Springs National Park becomes heated at a depth of approximately one mile before beginning the journey back to the surface through a fault.