Alerts & Conditions



The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:

At Hot Springs National Park, the following spaces are open to the public:

  • Fordyce Bathhouse and Museum
  • Visitor services on the front porch of the Fordyce Bathhouse
  • Trails, roads, and thermal and cold-water fountains
  • Public restrooms on Bathhouse Row
  • Restrooms at the top of Hot Springs Mountain

  • Gulpha Gorge day use area

  • The Gulpha Gorge Campground (Restrooms will be closed on a rotating basis to allow for proper cleaning.)

  • Concession services operating in bathhouses and the Mountain Tower are open for limited services according to state and CDC guidelines. Contact the businesses for hours and services.

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

  • Administration Building (Park Headquarters)

While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited.

When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, Arkansas Department of Health, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

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Last updated: May 4, 2021

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101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


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