Trees and Shrubs

Bright green moss covers a small slope.

Mosses & Liverworts

Mosses and liverworts provide soil stabilization and help regulate soil moisture and temperature. Find out which species are in the Park.

Tall grass along the side of the Grand Promenade paved trail.


Grasses are not only a food source for some animals, but they also play an important ecological role. Learn more about grasses in the Park.

A box turtle hides in its shell.


Learn about the wildlife in the Park.

Thermal water flows over a blue-green algae filled crevice in tufa rock.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Learn about the geologic features, thermal springs, and natural features that make Hot Springs National Park unique.

Last updated: June 19, 2020

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101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


501 620-6715

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