Hot Springs

State Park - Wyoming

Hot Springs State Park is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming, known for its hot springs, which flow at a constant temperature of 135°F (57°C). The state park offers free bathing at the State Bath House, where temperatures are moderated to a therapeutic 104°F (40°C). The petroglyph site at Legend Rock, some 25 miles away, is also part of the park. The park features a managed herd of bison, a suspension foot bridge across the Big Horn River, picnic shelters, boat docks, flower gardens, and terraces made of naturally forming travertine (calcium carbonate) caused by a flowing mineral hot spring.

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Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Worland Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Wyoming Public Land - Worland

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Worland Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Brochure of Hot Springs State Park (SP) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks.Hot Springs - Brochure

Brochure of Hot Springs State Park (SP) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming State Parks.

Hot Springs SP https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/places-to-go/hot-springs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs_State_Park Hot Springs State Park is located in Thermopolis, Wyoming, known for its hot springs, which flow at a constant temperature of 135°F (57°C). The state park offers free bathing at the State Bath House, where temperatures are moderated to a therapeutic 104°F (40°C). The petroglyph site at Legend Rock, some 25 miles away, is also part of the park. The park features a managed herd of bison, a suspension foot bridge across the Big Horn River, picnic shelters, boat docks, flower gardens, and terraces made of naturally forming travertine (calcium carbonate) caused by a flowing mineral hot spring.
W WYOPARKS.STATE.WY.US YOPARKS.STATE.W Y.US THINGS TO DO AND SEE PARK RULES • Park dumpsters are for park use only. Litter must be disposed of in provided containers. • Keep motorized vehicles on designated roads and trails. A valid driver’s license is required. • All pets must be kept on a leash at all times. • Firearms and fireworks are not allowed. • Obey posted signs, traffic barriers and speed limits. • Digging or leveling of ground is prohibited. • No glass containers For a complete listing of park rules, visit park headquarters. Enjoy our soothing waters, views of the unforgettable bison and some of the lovliest flower gardens in the state. The Swinging Bridge The suspension foot bridge across the Bighorn River is commonly called “The Swinging Bridge” and was built in 1916. The structure was removed and rebuilt in July 1991 and was replaced in 1992. The bridge offers a unique vantage point from which to view the Bighorn River and Mineral Terrace. Hot Springs State Park is administered by the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails; Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. 6/19 Bison Viewing The Hot Springs State Park Bison Herd is the central herd for Wyoming State Parks. The department maintains a free-roaming herd of 24-27 adult and yearling bison on a yearround basis, here at Hot Springs and Bear River State Parks. This number increases by 10-15 animals during the months of April, May and June as new calves become a welcome addition. Feeding occurs daily between 8-9 a.m. and offers park visitors a unique opportunity to view the “monarch of the Plains” up close. Please remember that bison are wild animals and should be viewed ONLY while you remain in your vehicle State Bath House The State Bath House is a free soaking facility for the public. The hot mineral water is maintained at 104 degrees Fahrenheit to provide the safest soaking water possible. Attendants are available to assist you with your needs. The Bath House hours are: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5:30 p.m. The Bath House is closed on holidays during the winter (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and open on holidays during the summer, 8 to 5:30. Legend Rock Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site has been developed for public viewing of the petroglyphs. The facilities include a visitor center, improved access road, a public restroom and picnic tables. The site is approximately 30 miles northwest of Thermopolis and visitation must be arranged through Hot Springs State Park headquarters or the State Bath House. For information, call park staff. Group Picnic Shelters There are three large group picnic shelters in the park available by reservation. Contact Park Headquarters as soon as you can to reserve a shelter for your event and also inquire if your group needs a park liquor permit. LOCATION Hot Springs State Park is located off Hwy 20 in Thermopolis. Sen ior A venu e Spring View Street 8 5 Terrace Walk 1 17 White Sulpher Springs Big Spring Drive 16 3 11 4 Arapahoe Road Spirit Trailhead Spirit Trail 12 7 oe pah Ara Quarry Trail 10 ad re Ro Pastu Buffalo RIVER ORN BIG H Buffalo Pasture Road LOCATIONS 1. Visitor information & State Bath House 2. Tepee Pool 3. Star Plunge 4. Big Horn Spring 5. Feather Fountain 6. Tepee Fountain 7. Smokey Row Cemetery 8. Days Inn 9. Plaza Hotal 10. Sneider’s Point Overlook Trail 11. Black Sulpher Spring 12. Spirit Hole 13. Devil’s Punch Bowl 14. Kiwanis Washakie Shelter 15. Lower Terrace Shelter 16. Smoking Waters Shelter 17. Swinging Bridge Park Street 14 Tepee Street Pioneer Loop 2 15 East Arapahoe Road 9 6 West Pioneer Street PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY ..................................................... 911 Ambulance .......................................................... 911 Chamber of Commerce .............................. 864-3192 Fire ...................................................................... 911 Game warden ..................................................... 911 Hot Springs County Hospital ...................... 864-3121 Park Headquarters ..................................... 864-2176 State bath house ........................................ 864-3765 Arapahoe Street Park Street RIVER Fairgrounds BIG HOR BIG H ORN N RIVER River Walk 20 Buffalo Stre et HOT SPRINGS STATE PARK 13 ad Ro Paved road Hiking trail Railroad Park boundary Visitor Information Trail Restrooms Playground Picnic Area Interpretive Trail Group Picnic Shelter Drinking Water Boat ramp ADA ← One-w ay road

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