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.
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.
2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled
Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.
The Canyon trailhead is behind the Mountain Valley Water building. You can see nice views of the Medical Arts Building and the Arlington Hotel from this trail. It begins as a 150-yard serpentine path which was once part of the old carriage road, Canyon Street. At the intersection with Oak Trail, take the right path. This leads up the mountain around a novaculite outcropping and crosses West Mountain Drive. The Canyon Trail intersects the West Mountain Trail just below a picnic area and overlook along West Mountain Drive.
Did You Know?
Water emerging from the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park fell as rain when the pyramids of Egypt were built—4400 years ago!