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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.

Outdoor Activities

Bathhouse Row looking south with Hale Bathhouse and Maurice Bathhouse on left and southern magnolia trees on right.
Bathhouse Row and the Grand Promenade, within the National Historic Landmark District, provide a picturesque place to stroll and enjoy the elegance of a bygone time.
Goat Rock Trail trailhead with trail in center and trail sign on right; trail is flanked by trees.

Goat Rock Trail is a beautiful walk any time of the year.

Hiking the Park Trails
The park has 26 miles of trails for you to explore. You can see wildflowers, rock formations and beautiful scenery. There are trails of varying length and difficulty, something for everyone. Please stay on the trails and avoid "short cuts." Here's more information.
Shady picnic area with concrete tables and grills on Hot Springs Mountain with accessible parking space in the foreground.

Hot Springs Mountain picnic area below the mountain tower

Most picnic areas at Gulpha Gorge, Hot Springs and West Mountains have tables and grills. The Grand Promenade is also a great place for a quiet meal. Please "stash your trash."

Blue dome tent in foreground with red pickup truck parked at campsite. In background you can see RV campers. All with trees surrounding.

Campsites at Gulpha Gorge.

Enjoy the outdoors at Gulpha Gorge Campground on quiet Gulpha Creek. Many sites have full hookups. There are no showers available, but there are modern rest rooms with flush toilets and running water. Several trails begin here. Read more about rates and facilities.

Did You Know?

black and white head and shoulders shot of James Cary with ranger hat on and building in background

Hot Springs National Park Ranger James Cary was the first National Park Service ranger to be killed in the line of duty. He was shot by bootleggers while patrolling West Mountain on March 12, 1927.