Hot Springs State Park

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Hot Springs State Park

Wyoming

(307) 864-2176

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Overview

Over colorful terraces along the Big Horn River at Thermopolis flows water from mineral hot springs. More than 8,000-gallons flow over the terrace every 24-hours at a constant temperature of 135 degrees F. Hot Springs State Park has a free bath house where the water is maintained at 104-degrees for theraputic bathing. Hot Springs has 6.2-miles of universally accessible trails and hiking trails. It is a full-service park with comfort stations, a Volksmarch trail, fishing, and a couple of boat docks. One of the reservable group picnic shelters is located here. Hot Springs is a day-use park. There is no fee for using the Bath House; however, there is a nominal charge for rental of towels and swimsuits. Attendants are available to assist you with your needs. The Hot Springs State Park bison herd is the central herd for the Wyoming State Parks. During the late fall and winter months, the park bison are fed a daily supplement to insure good health. This feeding usually occurs at 8:30 a.m., giving the off-season visitor the unique opportunity to view the "Monarch of the Plains," up close. Please remember that bison should be viewed ONLY while you remain in your vehicle. The suspension foot bridge across the Bighorn River is commonly called "The Swinging Bridge." The bridge offers a unique vantage point from which to view the Bighorn River and mineral terrace. Hot Springs State Park has long been known for its beautiful summer flower gardens. Make a point of bringing your camera with you, and capture the exciting splash of color all summer long.

Map of Hot Springs (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.654574, -108.198767

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Activities

  • Boating

    On the Bighorn River, by the Terraces, is a boat ramp. The sister to this ramp is located at the mouth of the Wind River Canyon south of Thermopolis. While the Terrace ramp will be used primarily for removing boats from the water, there is still lots of water below the Terrace that can be floated and/or fished.

  • Bicycling

    Contact park services for information.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed under Wyoming regulations.

  • Hiking

    There are many trails in the park.

  • Historic Sites

    Visit the historical hot springs bath house.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas area available.

  • Water Sports

    There is a swimming pool.

Seasonality/Weather

The Bath House hours are: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5:30 p.m. The Bath House is closed on holidays during the winter and open on holidays during the summer, noon to 5:30.

Directions

Driving

located in the town of Thermopolis, Wyoming on U.S.Highway 20 then State Route 120

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 864-2176

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