Thermal Water Services

 

Public Thermal Pools

First-come, first-serve

No reservation required

$20 plus tax per person

Hot Springs’ waters have been enjoyed for thousands of years – in fact, Hot Springs water has been Carbon-14 dated at 4,000 years old and is high in silica, calcium, magnesium, free carbon dioxide, bicarbonate, and sulfate. Native Americans began visiting this valley as common ground – a peaceful, neutral site dedicated to healing. Now it’s your turn to indulge in its luxury.

Quapaw Thermal Water guests must wear proper swim attire and all plastic or rubber slip-on shoes on all tile floors. Cut-offs, t-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, athletic tops, thongs, and undergarments are not permitted. For all services, individuals must be 14 and older. Youths between the ages of 14 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

For your health and the health of all our guests, individuals who have a pacemaker, a defibrillator, are menstruating, pregnant, incontinent, or under the influence of alcohol cannot enter the Thermal Mineral Water Pools or our Private Baths (menstruating women may partake in Private Baths). None of our water services are recommended for individuals who have high or low blood pressure or heart conditions. The Steam Cave is not recommended for individuals who suffer from claustrophobia, diabetes, or those with breathing problems. Individuals under the age of 14 or those reliant on oxygen tanks will not be permitted. Guests with special needs or disabilities, please call prior to arrival so we may better accommodate your needs.

No admittance after 5:00 pm. Pools close at 6:00 pm.

 

Private Baths

Indulgence will be yours when you enjoy any of the bathing offerings at Quapaw Baths & Spa. Our highly trained, especially helpful staff use quality, organic products for all treatments to leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.

Enjoy immersing in our mineral-rich, thermal waters in your own private bathing area or with a special someone in a couples’ bath.

All private baths are available for couples or individuals!

Clothing is optional in our private baths!

Reservations are required for all services. Please call (501) 609-9822 to book with us!

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Microsilk® Hydrotherapy

Measuring only 50 microns in diameter, tiny microbubbles form a cloud in the water and give you a delightful, effervescent sensation. The luxurious blanket of bubbles brings amazing benefits as it delivers a deep breath of nature's miracle cleanser - OXYGEN. 

Developed with your skin in mind, Microsilk creates microbubbles that reach gently into pores, increasing skin's metabolism while promoting skin cell growth and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scar formation. Microsilk improves overall skin cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration.

Individual

$40.00

Couples

$55.00

Aromatherapy
Bath

Enjoy the pleasant scents of our thoughtfully chosen Scented Pacific & Dead Sea Salts. A bath attendant will run your bath and add your chosen aromatherapy to the tub, filling the private room with aromatherapy and enabling you to relax. This bath is a treat for the senses. We have chosen sea salts that are 10 times more concentrated than other sea salts. These salts are enriched with magnesium, calcium, potassium, bromine, and sulfur. They clean, moisturize, soothe, nourish, and stimulate cell replenishment. These salts relieve muscle tension and leave the body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Individual

$35.00

Couples

$50.00

Thermal Mineral Bath

Relax and rejuvenate with a private bath filled with the Hot Springs' Thermal Water using a whirlpool jetting system. A bath attendant will draw your bath and provide you with extra towels and linens as needed. Cool towels and water will be provided after your bath to ensure proper hydration and body temperature.   

Individual

$30.00

Couples

$45.00

 

Our Steam Cave is closed due to
COVID-19 until further notice

Steam Cave Add-On

The Quapaw Bathhouse was built in the early 1920s over a natural thermal spring. This particular spring contains one of the highest mineral contents of all of the area springs. A small "man-built" cave created during the construction of the building surrounds the spring today and allows the radiant heat from the naturally flowing 143° water to gather in the room. We believe this small, intimate space will provide a healthy and relaxing addition to your Quapaw experience.

Swimsuits are required for this service!

The Steam Cave fits up to six people at a time and is an add-on to either one our Private Baths or Public Thermal Pools.

Reservations are required for all services. Please call (501) 609-9822 to book with us!

Add-On

$10.00

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Steam Cave Legend

As early as the mid-1800s,  stories were told about a cave located down a winding passageway through the tufa stone on this spot where the Quapaw Bathhouse now stands .  It was said that the Native American Quapaw tribe soaked in the mud holes and bathed in the thermal springs here.  Much research and documentation have been performed since the 1880s and no such cave has ever been located.  It is true that the Quapaw used this site for centuries and that the Cherokee, Choctaw and Osage also utilized the springs during their years of forced relocation.  Several branches of the Trail of Tears pass nearby.

In the early 1920s, George Callahan, the original president of the Quapaw Bathhouse Company, caused the current tufa stone dome to be erected over a thermal water outlet from the area of the former Magnesia Spring.  This spring contains one of the highest and best mineral contents of all the area springs.  Into the water of this spring he placed four figurines which he had purchased by mail from a Navajo Indian trader in Arizona.  He allowed them to become coated with mineral deposits and then called a gathering of local media to announce the discovery of the Quapaw Gods of the Baths.

It was quickly ascertained that the figurines were not of local design and the publicity stunt was revealed.  As luck would have it, the potter of the figurines, a Hopi named Nampayo, became famous and her work quite valuable.  The figurines (documented as original Nampayo pieces) were sold to Mr. Callahan as Nampayo Rain Gods in 1922 and are still in the possession of the Callahan family.