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Hot Springs State Park as the name suggests is a park well-known for its hot springs. The state park is located on the picturesque rainbow terraces trailing along the river Big Horn in Thermopolis. What is unique about the hot springs is that they always remain at a temperature of 1350 Fahrenheit. Visitors can enjoy a free therapeutic bath at the public bathhouse in the state park with water that is maintained at 1040 Fahrenheit. There are attendants available to help you with any specific needs. In addition to the hot springs, the top attraction of the state park, you can also enjoy the umpteen natural hiking trails in the park along with the petroglyphs. The flower gardens that take life in summers are a treat to watch. Do not miss the colorful rainbow terrace where the stream waters cascade into the river water of Bighorn, offering a magnificent view.
Soak in the therapeutic natural springs and enjoy a fun-filled day at Hot Springs Water Park, a perfect destination for recreation
Visitors can enjoy relaxing boat rides on the Big Horn river over the colorful rainbow terraces. The boat-ramp built on the river by the state game and fish department acts as a perfect spot for fishing. The ramp was built as a means of convenience for the physically impaired.
The park area has three big picnic zones that you can book for private events. These zones or shelters are perfect venues for fun-filled outings. You also need to check for a liquor permit if you are planning to consume liquor in the event.
The Hot Springs State Park manages a herd of bison in the park and on an average the crowd is made up of 20 animals. The bison are free to roam in the park area for their pasture. To allow for the field to regrow and rejuvenate, the herd is restricted in the central square in May and June. The visitors are allowed to view the crowd from their vehicles and are not allowed to approach them.
The swinging bridge is the name given to the suspension footbridge across the river of Big Horn. The deck offers a spectacular view of the big horn river and the rainbow terraces.
As per the treaty that was entered into between Shoshone and Arapaho tribes and the United States, a part of the hot springs was open for free public use. These natural mineral hot springs are believed to have healing properties and hence are popular amongst tourists to Wyoming and the residents. The purpose of the bathhouse is free with only nominal charges charged for renting swimsuits and towels. You can soak in the mineral water pre-heated and maintained at 1040 Fahrenheit for not more than 30 minutes. You can ask for the assistance of attendants for any specific needs.
Star Plunge is the water park inside the Hot Springs Water Park. Star Plunge has an indoor and an outdoor pool. The indoor pool has water heated between 34-37°C (94-98°F). The outdoor pool is maintained at 32-34°C (90-94°F). There are air jets and water jets that give a relaxing massage. The water here is naturally hot and is devoid of any chemicals. The biggest attractions in summers are the tanning beds and the sunning decks that are provided here. These are placed overlooking the state park for a panoramic view. Waterslides are the most prominent family entertainers. Super Star 500 rushing down the flume from 500 feet is one of the world’s tallest rides. Blue Thunder Run is the slide that begins at a height of 330 feet. The Lil’ Dipper gushing down from a height of 60 feet is tailormade for the little ones.
How to Get Tickets?
The tickets to the Hot Springs Water Park can be purchased at the venue or can be booked online. Entry to state bathhouse is free.
How To Get Around?
Explore the state park on foot and enjoy the serene surroundings with a view of Bison.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
The State Park is open all year-round. The Bath House is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
The official currency of Wyoming, USA is US Dollars.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
The best mode of transport to the State Park is by road. Hire a cab or use your car to reach the park.
Bath House is closed during winter holidays and is open during summer holidays. Bath House is open from Morning till evening on weekdays and from noon to evening on Sundays. The state park has some beautiful flower gardens in summers.