Camped: Lake Catherine State Park
Today Shrek and I explored Hot Springs National Park Bathhouse Row. Grabbed a bite to eat and it was off into the Ouachita National Forest to look for crystals. I had a blast doing something that I had not done since childhood. Thank you Shrek for such a special day!
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The American Spa
The area has been noted in writing as far back as the late 1700's, even longer according to native lore. The "Valley of Vapors" attracted over a million visitors a year during its heyday. Hot Springs became the country's 18th (and smallest) national park in 1921.
The National park Service has 23 trails to choose from in Hot Springs Park. They also offer the "Let's Move Outside" incentive program to encourage visitors to use the park for its intended purpose,