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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
National Association Of State Park Directors
Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
Barrett Building, 4th floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

Hot Springs State Park



Fishing Fishing Pier ADA
Group Picnic Shelter Historical Features
Picnic Area Playground
Restrooms Swimming Pool
Trails ADA


None. Donations Accepted.

Hot Springs State Park Master Plan

Click here for draft master plan information!

Recreational Use Report

Updated on:
April 29th, 2016

It appears that this weekend would be a great time to visit the State Bath house or the Star Plunge, Mother Nature has decided that she wants a relatively cool, rainy or possible snowy weekend. But don’t let that deter your opportunity to have family fun time, if it is too wet to stroll around the terrace, you can drive through the buffalo pasture and see the buffalo or get a beautiful of Thermopolis. Then enjoy a soak at the bath house or go and play at the Star Plunge. Currently the Teepee Pool is closed for remodeling and will hopeful open again soon. So if you are looking for something to do come on out the park and make some memories for the family.

Friday: 54/35 - Partly Cloudy
Saturday: 53/35 - Chance of Rain
Sunday: 52/35 - Snow
Monday: 56/37 - Overcast

Reservoir Information:
Pool Elevation is 4717.3 Feet
Reservoir Inflow is 2800.2CFS
Reservoir Outflow is 745.2 CFS

About Hot Springs State Park

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 Fahrenheit. The park has a free bath house where the water is maintained at 104 degrees for therapeudic 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.

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.

There are three large group picnic shelters in the park available by reservation. These are very popular and heavily used. Contact park headquarters as soon as you can to reserve a shelter for your event, and also inquire if your group needs a park liquor permit.


Devon Energy Thank you to Devon Energy for the donation of a pickup that will serve as a working vehicle for the Legend Rock State Archaeological Site.

State Bath House

There is no fee for using the Bath House; however, there is a nominal charge for rental of towels and swimsuits. The hot mineral water is maintained at 104 degrees Fahrenheit to provide the safest healing water possible. Attendants are available to assist you with your needs. 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.