Hot Springs State Park
CASPER, Wyo. — Hellie’s TePee Pools, one of the private operators in Hot Springs State Park, has promised a remodel of its facility, alternating-temperature hot tubs, a lazy river, a children’s splash park, a sun deck, new diving boards and a climbing wall.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The head of Wyoming state parks said Thursday he would negotiate for six more months with a longtime pool concessionaire at Hot Springs State Park.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has moved to evict a longtime pool concessionaire from Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, an official said Thursday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources plans to sell seven bison at the Hot Springs State Park office in Thermopolis.
The outdoor hot springs pool at the Star Plunge in Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis is shown. The state was looking to remove the longtime concessionaire at the park, but now may negotiate with TePee Pools Inc.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s state parks often fall into the shadows cast by the splendor of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.
CASPER, Wyo. — Edness K. Wilkins State Park near Casper had a banner summer season, but just why has park officials mystified.
A rock in Big Horn Springs at Hot Springs State Park reveals past water levels compared to what some believe are ongoing low flows.
A girl slides into one of the hot mineral pools run by a local vendor. Like the Wyoming State Bath House, other businesses also depend upon the springs.
Carving into the travertine below Black Sulphur Springs, Chief Washakie of the Shoshone Indians created his own personal hot tub before selling the land to the U.S. government for $60,000 in cattle, cash and food in an 1896 treaty.
Barb Vietti observes the dry travertine deposits at Hot Springs State Park. She says she has watched the water levels drop over the past few decades.
Long-time residents of Thermopolis say the geothermal pools at Hot Springs State Park used to resemble this one, which retains its hot mineral water.
Old travertine deposits like this one can be found in a pattern across Thermopolis, suggesting that the springs have moved over thousands of years.
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. -- When Barb Vietti stopped at Hot Springs State Park on a frigid day this past winter, she saw holes in the river ice and steam rising up from unusual places.
The indoor mineral pool at the Wyoming State Bath House, part of a state park, in Thermopolis still offers soakers a free 20-minute dip.
View photos of the waters at Hot Springs State Park.
Dave Cathey, an employee at Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Wyo., checks the water temperature at the bath house.
Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Wyo., remains the town's primary attraction, drawing around 1.4 million visitors in 2010.
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — The griddle is hot inside Pumpernick’s Family Restaurant and the coffee is on.
Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Wyo., remains the town's primary attraction.