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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.

  • 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.


man in khaki volunteer shirt standing next to a table in front of a brick building.

Park Volunteer Bill Vermilyea helps with outdoor projects.

NPS Photo by Toni McDowell

People from the local Hot Springs area volunteer year round for various activities.


Volunteer Opportunities at Hot Springs National Park

As a Volunteer in Parks-VIP- at Hot Springs National Park, you can make a real difference. VIPs work side by side with the National Park Service staff to help visitors enjoy and learn about the park in ways that preserve it for future generations. Think how much you will learn about the park by contributing to its successful operation.

For more information on the park's volunteer program, contact Toni McDowell, Volunteer Coordinator. You may also call her at (501) 620-6715.

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.