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.
Physical Addresses for GPS
Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center
Latitude:N 34° 30' 43.6391" Longitude:W 93° 3' 13.6398"
Gulpha Gorge Campground
Latitude:N 34° 31' 20.5553"Longitude:W 93° 2' 6.2799"
Hot Springs National Park is in downtown Hot Springs; Bathhouse Row is on Central Avenue with the mountains of the park flanking the street. Visitors traveling north-south on I-30 take the Hot Springs US 70 West exit south of Benton, the Hot Springs US 270 West exit at Malvern, or the Hot Springs Ark. 7 North exit near Arkadelphia. Visitors traveling south on Ark. 7 will come through downtown Hot Springs where the visitor center is located. Visitors traveling south on US 71 from Fort Smith, or north on US 71 from Texarkana, take the US 270 East exit and take 270B through town. Visitors coming from Oklahoma on US 70 would take US 70B into Hot Springs. When you get into the city you will see signs for the National Park. The Visitor Center is located downtown on Highway 7 North or Central Avenue.
Greyhound Bus Lines services Hot Springs with a station located at 1001 Central Ave, Stuite D. For fare and scheduling information, call 1-800-231-2222.
Amtrak's Texas Eagle route serves Little Rock, Arkansas.
Did You Know?
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.