• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • 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.

  • Elevator closure

    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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

The park and Gulpha Gorge Campground are open year round.

The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Self-guided tours are available all day; guided tours take place at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM daily.

The Bathhouse Row Emporium, the park store in the Lamar Bathhouse, is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except January 1, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. The store remains open later for Gallery Walk on the first Friday of every month.


Did You Know?

black and white photo of bronze eagle on top of limestone

In 1892 U.S. Army Lt. Robert R. Stevens hired the noted Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to create landscaping plans for Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. Stevens rejected the firm’s plans in 1893, but some features were adopted and still survive today.