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.
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.
Floral Trail is around 0.4 miles in length, connecting the Dogwood and Honeysuckle Trails. Literally "uphill both ways,” the Floral Trail crosses Hot Springs Mountain Drive in a valley, with one end on North Mountain and the other on Hot Springs Mountain.The trailhead is on Hot Springs Mountain Drive, 50 yards past Happy Hollow jug fountain. Take the right, you cross the drive and follow a zigzag path to a shelter at the Honeysuckle Trail intersection. To the left, a mortared stone staircase climbs to a gravel path alive with squirrels in autumn and bright with dogwoods in spring.The trail joins the Lower Dogwood Trail loop at a mortared stone bench and a distance marker; here you can go left to Arlington Trail or right to the Upper Dogwood Trail.
Did You Know?
Hot Springs, Arkansas, was the premier baseball spring training site from the 1880s-1940s. The Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox and others came to soothe their aching muscles at the many bathhouses using Hot Springs National Park water.