Hot Springs State Park
|Hot Springs State Park|
|Wyoming State Park|
|Elevation||4,363 ft (1,330 m) |
|Area||1,039 acres (420 ha)|
(as Big Horn Hot Springs
State Reserve) 
|Management||Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites|
|IUCN category||V - Protected Landscape/Seascape|
|Website: Hot Springs State Park|
Hot Springs State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area in Thermopolis, Wyoming, known for its hot springs, which flow at a constant temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit. The land on which the state park sits was purchased from the Arapaho by the federal government in 1896. When a one-square-mile section was released to the state 1897, it became Wyoming's first state park, known at that time as Big Horn Hot Springs State Reserve.
The park features a managed herd of bison, a suspension foot bridge across the Big Horn River, the State Bath House, picnic shelters, boat docks, flower gardens, a statue made of naturally forming travertine (calcium carbonate) caused by a flowing mineral hot spring, and the petroglyph site at Legend Rock, some 25 miles from the main park. The park encompasses commercial hotels and several state-run and privately operated entities including the Gottsche Rehabilitation Center, Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital, the historic Callaghan Apartments/Plaza Hotel, the Star Plunge waterpark, the Tepee Pools waterpark, and the Wyoming Pioneer Home, a state-run, assisted-living facility.
Travertine formation at Hot Springs State Park
- "Hot Springs State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Hot Springs State Park". State Parks and Historic Sites. Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Archived from the original on February 1, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2006.
- "Hot Springs State Park". Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails. State of Wyoming. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
- "Hot Springs State Park". Wyoming Places. Wyoming State Library. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
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