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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Laws & Policies

Hot Springs National Park firearms policy:
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website at: http://www.asp.state.ar.us/divisions/rs/rs_chl_law.html#law.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

 

Did You Know?

black and white photo of bronze eagle on top of limestone

In 1892 U.S. Army Lt. Robert R. Stevens hired the noted Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to create landscaping plans for Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. Stevens rejected the firm’s plans in 1893, but some features were adopted and still survive today.