This blog has been introducing the wonders of Thermopolis, Wyoming.
Why don't you visit this lesser-known spot of the town?
Sturdy Stone Stairs
Yellowstone National Park, so famous for its hot springs and geysers, is mainly located in the State of Wyoming.
Since dipping in the hot springs is prohibited in most places in Yellowstone, hot springers may enjoy Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis more.
The park is full of attractions, including a complimentary public bath house, various hot spring facilities, and a boardwalk with a view of the huge travertine dome.
Most tourists probably don't even notice White Sulphur Hot Spring.
This hot spring is located in the northern part of the park where herds of buffalo can be seen.
Park your car next to the the Bighorn River.
On the mountainside of this parking lot, there is a peculiar mineral deposit called "Green Eye."
The source of the spring has completely dried up, but its elements have carved beautiful rings over the years.
White Sulphur is one of the highlights of the park, and there was the information board.
It says that there was a bathhouse here in the 1890s, but it burned down in 1899.
It is amazing that the scene on a postcard at around 1900 is almost the same as it is today.
The only thing is that the amount of water seems to have decreased.
I descended to the riverside via the sturdy stone stairs.
The magnificent architecture is a legacy of the New Deal policies that we are familiar with in this blog.
Built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) under President Franklin Roosevelt, it provided jobs and income to the unemployed after the Great Depression.
Although WPA is often criticized as a waste of federal funds on non-essential public works, I would like to emphasize the fact that "non-essential" hot springs are maintained in this way and contribute a little to the enrichment of people's minds.
Good for Soaking?
Comparing the stairs and the spring again, I felt the spring was so shabby that it was hard to tell which was the main one.
The stream of hot water flowing out under the cliffs looked just like an irrigation channel.
However, if you observe it closely, you would notice the characteristic sulfur deposits attached.
It had strong sulfur smell.
The stream immediately splits in two and ends up flowing down into the river.
Can we soak in in it?
It doesn't actually say it's good or bad.
I did not see anyone coming, and changed into swimsuit.
The water flowing down from the slope with poor footing was so hot.
The Bighorn River quickly deepened and was not so clean due to a dam upstream.
There were very few spots where I could dip in the right temperature, but Thermopolis was still fun.
White Sulphur Springs, Thermopolis, Wyoming, U.S.
- RuleClothing required
- Water TempUp to 122 degrees F