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.
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?
Water emerging from the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park fell as rain when the pyramids of Egypt were built—4400 years ago!