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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Things To Do

Hot Springs National Park has natural areas, historic buildings and cultural landscapes. You can:

-Tour the park visitor center in the historic Fordyce Bathhouse
-Stroll by the eight historic bathhouses and the Grand Promenade, located within Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark District
-Hike some of the park's 26 miles of trails
-Drive scenic mountain roads--Hot Springs and North Mountain Drives and West Mountain Drive
-Picnic on the mountains or by Gulpha Creek
-Camp at Gulpha Gorge Campground
-Take a bath!

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.