Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center Closed
The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center is closed until Fall 2013 for a major maintenance project. A temporary park Visitor Center, along with the park store, are located in the Lamar Bathhouse at the south end of Bathhouse Row. Call for more information.
Physical Addresses for GPS
Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center (temporary) in the Lamar Bathhouse
Latitude:N 34° 30' 43.6391"Longitude:W 93° 3' 13.6398"
Gulpha Gorge Campground
Latitude:N 34° 31' 20.5553"Longitude:W 93° 2' 6.2799"
Hot Springs National Park is in downtown Hot Springs; Bathhouse Row is on Central Avenue with the mountains of the park flanking the street. Visitors traveling north-south on I-30 take the Hot Springs US 70 West exit south of Benton, the Hot Springs US 270 West exit at Malvern, or the Hot Springs Ark. 7 North exit near Arkadelphia. Visitors traveling south on Ark. 7 will come through downtown Hot Springs where the visitor center is located. Visitors traveling south on US 71 from Fort Smith, or north on US 71 from Texarkana, take the US 270 East exit and take 270B through town. Visitors coming from Oklahoma on US 70 would take US 70B into Hot Springs. When you get into the city you will see signs for the National Park. The Visitor Center is located downtown on Highway 7 North or Central Avenue.
Greyhound Bus Lines services Hot Springs with a station located at 1001 Central Ave, Stuite D. For fare and scheduling information, call 1-800-231-2222.
Amtrak's Texas Eagle route serves Little Rock, Arkansas.
Did You Know?
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.