Description - Hot Springs State Park, located in Thermopolis, features a bison heard, swinging bridge, state bath house, group picnic shelters, boat ramp facility, flowers and Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site. The Bison Herd is the central herd for Wyoming State Parks. The park maintains a free roaming herd of 24-27 adult and yearling bison on a year round basis. The Swinging Bridge is currently under reconstruction with the Wyoming Transportation Department, Hot Springs State Park, Hot Springs County, the local Historical Society and many other interested individuals. The bridge offers a view of the Bighorn River and Mineral Terrace. The State Bath House is one of the largest mineral hot springs in the world. The water's temperature is maintained at 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The Bath House hours are: Monday-Saturday 8a.m. to 5:30p.m. The Bath House is closed on holidays during the winter and open on holidays during the summer, noon to 5:30. Picnic shelters are available by reservation. Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site has been developed for public viewing of the cliff face. The site is appoximately 30 miles northwest of Thermopolis and visitation must be arranged through Hot Springs State Park headquarters or the State Bath House.
- Hot Springs State Park, located in Thermopolis, features a bison heard, swinging bridge, state bath house, group picnic shelters, boat ramp facility, flowers and Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site.
Recreation - Recreational activities in the park include bathing in soothing waters, viewing of the unforgettable bison, and some of the loveliest flower gardens in the state.
Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with plenty of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.
Hot Springs State Park, located in Thermopolis, WY near the junction of Highway 20 and 120.