RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses
Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.
Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.
2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled
Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.
Gulpha Gorge Campground
Camping at Gulpha Gorge Campground costs $10 per night ($5 with a Golden Age/Interagency Senior pass or Golden Access/Interagency Access card) for primitive sites. For sites with hookups, it is $24 per night ($12 per night if you have a Golden Age/Interagency Senior Pass or Golden Access/Interagency Access Pass card.) Utilities include 30 and 50 amp electrical connections, water, and sewer connections at each site. Click to view campsite map and campsite lengths.
Sites are available on a first come, first served basis. You cannot make a reservation. Each campsite has a picnic table, pedestal grill, and water nearby. While there are no showers, there are modern restrooms. Water is available for registered campers only at several stations throughout the campground most of the year and at the dump station. Your stay is limited to 14 consecutive days at a time. Longer stays require you to move to a different campground. Sites are not pull-through. Quiet hours are 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Pets are allowed if leashed. Please pick up animal waste.
You can get America the Beautiful Interagency Passes at the park store, Bathhouse Row Emporium, in the Lamar Bathhouse. For more information about the federal government recreation passes, such as the Senior Pass or the Access Pass, please click here.
Gulpha Gorge Campground is located off US Hwy 70B on the east side of Hot Springs. For GPS directions, the physical address is 305 Gorge Road, Hot Springs AR 71901. (No mail is delivered at this address.)
Campgrounds with showers and hookups are available in the surrounding area. For more information, use these links:
As in all communities and parks, crimes against property and visitors may occur and you must use good judgment to protect your property and yourself. Hot Springs National Park encourages you to lock your vehicle and ensure property is locked in the trunk of your vehicle or hidden from view; hold or carry personal possessions securely; avoid dark and isolated areas; and, walk, run and hike in pairs or groups. In the event of criminal activity, you should go to the nearest telephone and call 911 to report the incident or call our Law Enforcement Dispatch at 501-620-6739.
Did You Know?
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.