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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Join Our Friends

Friends of the Fordyce and Hot Springs National Park, Inc.

The Friends of the Fordyce was organized in 1987 for the purpose of partnering with the National Park Service in the preservation of the historic bathhouses and the rehabilitation of the landscaped grounds.

A nonprofit organization, the Friends bring alive the spirit and pride found in Hot Springs for our National Park. Through individual and corporate donations and fund-raising activities, the Friends host special events and make acquisitions for the park.

The annual fund-raiser for the Friends is a Wine, Food and Art Extravaganza held on the first Sunday in May since 1997.

For more information, go to the Friends website.

Did You Know?

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Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.