It's Water Skiing Weather in Hot Springs Village

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Ahh!  Late spring/early summer in Hot Springs Village is glorious!  Time to sharpen your water skiing skills on one of our beautiful lakes.  Before you venture out, make sure you're following the basic safety rules of water skiing.

  • Skiers must wear life jackets . . . no jacket is not an option.
  • Put up the orange flag so other boaters know you have a skier behind you.
  • Always have a 3rd person on the boat to watch the skier, even if you have a rear-view mirror.
  • Know where potential dangers are in the water before you venture out,
  • Never ski when visibility is bad, if it's starting to get dark, or it's foggy.

There are lots of rules and laws governing water skiing.  Be sure you are familiar with all the rules of the lake and you learn what to do to ensure other boaters can see you in the water when you're down.  

Most of all . . . have fun! 

TRI-the-Village 2nd Annual Sprint Triathlon

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Join in on the fun on May 18th by participating in the Tri-the-Village Sprint Triathlon.  The contest includes a 500 yard swim off Lake Balboa's beach; a 13.5 mile bike course around Lake Balboa; and a 3.25 mile run starting at Balboa beach, up Ponce DeLeon Drive to Magellan Drive, and ending at Viento Lane.  

Click Here to Register and for more detailed information about the event.

If you're not in shape to compete, come out and join in on all the activities surrounding the event and cheer on the competitors.

May is a beautiful time of year in Hot Springs Village!  

The Allure of Hot Springs

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A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth's crust.  In general, the temperature of rocks within the earth increases with depth.  If water percolates deeply enough into the crust, it will be heated as it comes into contact with hot rocks.

Because heated water can hold more dissolved solids, hot springs also often have a very high mineral content, containing everything from simple calcium to lithium, and even radium. Because of both the folklore and the claimed medical value some of these springs have, they are often popular tourist destinations, and locations for rehabilitation clinics for those with disabilities.

For the perfect relaxing vacation, visit the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park where the waters have been soothing visitors for hundreds of years.  Some of the area's most popular and renowned health spas include  the historic Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths and Spa on Bathhouse Row.