|Water. That's what attracts people to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park is
an unusual blend of a highly developed park in a small city
surrounded by low-lying mountains. In 1832 the Federal Government
took the unprecedented step of setting aside four sections of land
for the preservation of the natural thermal mineral waters and their
recharge area. This act established much of the area now known as
Hot Springs National Park as the first U.S. Reservation.
of thousands of visitors and local residents drink or use the
natural thermal mineral waters each year, for they have found the
water to be pleasant tasting and lacking the traditional sulfur
smell associated with a large number of natural hot springs.
water coming from the 47 protected hot springs located along the
lower slopes of Hot Springs Mountain maintains an average 143° at
their source at an average flow rate of 850,000 gallons per day.