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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?

copy of lithograph from a publication showing the valley of the hot springs with Hot Springs Creek on the right and two men in the foregroun

Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.