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Our staff makes every effort to ensure that children, youth, and adults of all abilities are fully included in our recreation programs and all of our facilities.

For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please contact the Visitor Center at (501) 620-6715.

Learn more about the National Park Service's dedication to Accessibility.

The Fordyce Elevator with its historic steel grate exterior and mirrored interior.
Elevator in the Fordyce Bathhouse

NPS Photo/Katy Foster

For the Mobility Impaired

Wheelchair Access

The Fordyce Visitor Center, Gulpha Gorge Campground, other park buildings, and all park bathrooms have functional ramps and are accessible to all persons using a wheelchair. The Fordyce has an operational elevator which allows access to all floors. Hallways in the Fordyce can accommodate most wheelchair sizes with widths ranging from 31 to 38 inches.

Borrow a Wheelchair

For visitors who are temporarily disabled and need a wheelchair, the park has two available for loan free of charge for use in the Fordyce Bathhouse.

A 3D rendition of Bathhouse Row.
3D model of Bathhouse Row

NPS Photo/Katy Foster

For the Visually Impaired

Touchable Models of Bathhouse Row

The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center and Museum has a touchable model of Bathhouse Row near the theater. There are also life-sized models of architectural features from some of the bathhouses.

Braille Available

At the Fordyce Visitor Center, there are self-guided tour books in braille that visitors are free to borrow. Ask a ranger at the desk for a copy.

Audio Descriptions

The Park's film is shown every 30 minutes on the first floor theater. Audio description is available, please ask for a receiver at the front desk.

A 3D model of the humanoid statues on the Fordyce Bathhouse.
Replica of the stone face that can be found on the Fordyce Bathhouse.

NPS Photo/Katy Foster

For the Hearing Impaired

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available on both the park's film and the short film, "Taking the Baths," shown on the 2nd floor.

ASL Availability

ASL interpreters are available for guided tours, please submit a request two weeks in advance.

A service dog and its owner sit in a field of flowers overlooking a mountain vista.

NPS Photo/Judy Kesler

Service Animals

In October 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) issued a policy memorandum regarding the use of service animals by persons with disabilities in national parks. The revised policy aligns the NPS policy with the standards established by the Department of Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Only dogs are classified as service animals, and they must perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability. Emotional support or comfort animals are not service animals.

Learn more about NPS & Service Animals.

Red brick paved trail with budding trees on either side.
The Grand Promenade

NPS Photo/Ashley Waymouth

Accessible Trails

Whittington Park Trail

The Whittington Trail is a 1.2 mile flat, unpaved gravel loop that goes around Whittington Park. Parking is available on Whittington Avenue.

Distance (one way): 1.2mi (1.9km)
Elevation: 647-685ft (197-209m)
Typical Grade: 0.6%

The Grand Promenade

The Grand Promenade is a fully paved trail with ramp access off Fountain Street and another behind the Fordyce Bathhouse.

Distance (one way): 0.5mi (0.8km)
Elevation: 619-717ft (188-218m)
Typical Grade: 3.7%

Front of the pass depicting a large gray owl flying over a golden field with the accessibility logo in the lower right corner.

The Access Pass

The America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series includes the Access Pass: a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Access Passes are available online and at the Lamar Bathhouse/Bathhouse Row Emporium.

Last updated: October 26, 2020

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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