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    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.

Whittington Trail

color photo of Whittington Park sign, redwood colored with white lettering, mounted on stone base with NPS arrowhead on left

Whittington Trail is approximately 1.2 miles in length. Gravel trails here are popular with joggers and walkers. This area was created in the 1800’s as a formal landscaped park. In the 1930’s it was the scene of summer concerts, (still an occasional site), and horseback riding. Today, it serves as a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hot Springs.

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Red aerial map of Hot Springs National Park, with the Whittington Trail highlighted in blue

Did You Know?

Gulpha Creek in fall, below campground amphitheater, with bridge over Gorge Road in right background

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.