Hot Springs National Park

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Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Park Biomes

Temperate Forest- It's home to a wide variety of animals. These animals include various insects and spiders, wolves, foxes, bears, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, eagles, rabbits, deer, skunks, squirrels, racoons, squirrels, moose and hummingbirds.

The park receives abundant amounts of precipitation, usually between 20-60 inches of precipitation annually. This precipitation is in the form of rain.


Hot Springs National Park is a unique combination of urban and natural landscapes. The park’s namesake, the hot springs, are only located in the downtown area called Bathhouse Row in the heart of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Built in early 1900’s, the Bath House Row was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. You can still take a traditional bath in several of the bathhouses.

While most famous for the hot springs, the national park offers many other activities. You can choose to hike the over 26 miles of trails or camp near Gulpha Creek. On your hikes you can view the oak/hickory forests and may even come across a cold natural spring. If you’d rather stay closer to town, you can stroll the historic district and enjoy drinking from the water fountains that are fed by the natural springs.

High / Low

  1. January 40 | 9
  2. February 44 | 24
  3. March 50 | 30
  4. April 60 | 40
  5. May 69 | 50
  6. June 75 | 62
  7. July 85 | 70
  8. August 88 | 72
  9. September 75 | 62
  10. October 68 | 55
  11. November 50 | 40
  12. December 42 | 28


Jan: 3.71 In

Feb: 4.45 In

Mar: 5.15 In

Apr: 5.16 In

May6.09 In

Jun4.40 In

Jul4.58 In


Sep:4.09 In

Oct: 5.82 In

Dec. 5.3 In

What to do.

-Stroll by the eight historic bathhouses and the Grand Promenade, located within Bathhouse row National Historic Landmark District

-Hike some of the park's 26 miles of trails
-Drive scenic mountain roads--Hot Springs and North Mountain Drives and West Mountain Drive
-Picnic on the mountains or by Gulpha Creek

Camp at Gulpha Gorge Campground
Take a Bath

Animals found here

Animals: whitetail deer, raccoons, woodchuck, possums, chipmunks, squirrels, grey foxes, cotton tail rabbits, waterdog, eel, and several types of salamander, toad and frog.Plants: Wildroses, mayapples, spiderworts, wild iris, redbuds, nettles and a wide variety of grassesThere are not any endangered animals found here.

The Hot Springs

1) What makes the water hot?Water that falls as rain in the recharge or watershed area sinks about a mile deep through faults and fractures. As it goes deep into the earth, it becomes heated by the natural heat gradient of the earth and compression. The hot water then rises quickly through a fault at the base of Hot Springs Mountain.2) Where's the recharge area for the hot springs?The recharge area or watershed for the hot springs is the area to the northeast and east of the park, including Hot Springs Mountain, North Mountain and Indian Mountain.3) What's in the hot spring water?Silica (SiO2) 53.0Bicarbonate (HCO3)130.0Calcium (Ca)47.0Sulfate (SO4)7.8Magnesium (Mg)4.9Sodium (Na)4.0Chloride (Cl)2.2Fluoride (F)0.26Potassium (K)1.4Oxygen (O2)4.5Free Carbon Dioxide (CO2)9.7Radon gas emanation amounts to 43.3 picocuries per liter. This low level of radioactivity is well within safety limits. Exposure to air allows further dissipation of the gas.4) How hot is the water?The average temperature for the hot spring water emerging is 143º F or 62º C.5) How much hot spring water emerges each day?Approximately 700,000 gallons are collected each day in the hot spring water reservoir.6) Where do the hot springs emerge?The hot springs only emerge at the base of Hot Springs Mountain on the western slope. They emerge through a fault and do not occur any where else in the park except in the downtown Hot Springs part of the park.