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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

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  • 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.

  • Elevator closure

    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.

  • Closure of Happy Hollow Spring Fountain

    Happy Hollow jug fountains, (located on Fountain Street), will be closed Wednesday morning (08/27/14) for maintenance. Hours of closure will be 8:00 til noon.

Directions

Physical Addresses for GPS

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center
369 Central Avenue
Hot Springs AR 71901

Latitude:N 34° 30' 43.6391" Longitude:W 93° 3' 13.6398"

Gulpha Gorge Campground
305 Gorge Road
Hot Springs AR 71901

Latitude:N 34° 31' 20.5553"Longitude:W 93° 2' 6.2799"

 
 
Driving Directions

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.
 

Air Travel

Hot Springs is serviced by a local airport, Hot Springs Memorial Field, or Little Rock National Airport (with shuttle service and rental cars) approximately 60 miles away.

 
Commercial Bus

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.
 
Train

Amtrak's Texas Eagle route serves Little Rock, Arkansas.

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.