Flickr album link: Hot Springs State Park
Hot Springs State Park was established in the late 1890s and it actually is the first Wyoming State Park. This park is located on the north side of Thermopolis, which definitely is a prime time summer season destination. Whitewater rafting on the Bighorn River, rock climbing and hiking are popular things to do in this area, while the fly fishing certainly is world class. Of course Thermopolis is also famous for is natural mineral hot springs and the state park features the grand daddy of them all. The spring water flowing over the gigantic terrace in this park stays at a constant 128ºF temperature year round, which spells relaxing rejuvenation anytime a visitor arrives in any kind of weather.
Hot Springs State Park features many miles of unique hiking trails, plenty of recreational open space and a large day use picnic area. Modern facilities and concessionaires ensure that a lengthy day trip will be a pleasant experience. This park also features a public bath house where the hot mineral water is maintained at the perfect temperature for therapeutic bathing. The mineral deposits created where the spring water flows above ground are a marvel to see and children will naturally be entertained while exploring these mysterious geological features. Hot Springs State Park is a destination where guests will feel feel invigorated and restored with new found health, so be sure to log this park on the books when touring the Thermopolis region of Wyoming!
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