• 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.

  • 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.

Nearby Attractions

You can get more information about the area, including lodging, from these:

Hot Springs Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Ouachita National Forest

(pronounced WASH-i-tah)


There are six other national park sites in Arkansas. You can link to information about them:

Central High School National Historic Site (Little Rock AR, 60 mi.)

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
(Hope AR, 80 miles)

Arkansas Post National Memorial (Gillette AR, 115 miles)

Fort Smith National Historic Site (Fort Smith AR, 160 miles)

Buffalo National River (Harrison AR, 160 miles)

Pea Ridge National Military Park (Pea Ridge AR, 225 miles)

In addition, parts of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail pass through Arkansas.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.