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.
Frequently Asked Questions--The Hot Spring Water
1) What makes the water hot?
2) Where's the recharge area for the hot springs?
3) What's in the hot spring water?
Radon gas emanation amounts to 43.3 picocuries per liter. This low level of radioactivity is well within safety limits. Exposure to air allows further dissipation of the gas.
4) How hot is the water?
5) How much hot spring water emerges each day?
6) Where do the hot springs emerge?
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.