Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center, located at the Fordyce Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row, will be closed on Christmas Eve, December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26 at 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, December 31 the Visitor Center will close at 2 p.m. and will be closed on January 1, New Yearâs Day and reopen on January 2 at 9 a.m.
The National Park Service has published a regulation allowing the park superintendent to permit bicycles on a 0.65-mile trail connection within the park. This new trail will connect hikers and bicyclists with an extensive network of recreational trails in the City of Hot Springsâ neighboring park. The park service, in partnership with the city and Visit Hot Springs, and with technical assistance from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), will construct the trail extending north from a trailhead at Pullman Avenue and connecting to ongoing trail development at the cityâs Northwoods Urban Forest Park.
Hot Springs National Park, in partnership with the local chapters of the National Audubon Society, Lake Catherine State Park, and the City of Hot Springs, will host its Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Hot Springs National Park will begin hazardous tree removal from West Mountain on October 15 and 16, 2019. During this time, West Mountain Road will be closed to through traffic.
The park has commissioned an arborist to assist in determining which trees are considered hazardous along the trails and roadways within the park, including evaluating the health of the magnolia trees along Bathhouse Row.