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'Going Batty' at Hot Springs National Park
'Going Batty' at Hot Springs National Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — This Friday, August 12 at 8:30 p.m., a park ranger will present an evening program about the bats that live in Hot Springs National Park. Are bats rats with wings?  Can one bat eat more mosquitoes in one night than 20 bug zappers? At the Gulpha Gorge campground amphitheater, a park ranger will reveal the truth about this helpful, yet misunderstood mammal.  We might even see a bat or  two!

Gulpha Gorge Campground is located on U.S. Hwy 7-S, a short distance off U.S. Hwy 70 East on the eastern edge of Hot Springs.  The amphitheater is located at the north end of the campground.  All programs are free and weather-permitting.  For more information, call 501-620-6715.

Hot Springs National Park is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is open from  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Admission to the park is free.  Activities are ongoing unless noted.  For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (501) 620-6701 or e-mail hosp_interpretation@nps.gov.  Please visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hosp for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.