Overview of entrance requirements
FreeNo entrance pass required
An entrance pass is not required to access Hot Springs National Park.
Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.
Hot Springs National Park is a fee-free park! There is no entrance free nor are there any additional charges for the park's brochure, junior ranger program, or ranger-led tours.
America the Beautiful Passes
Please note: Only the Access, 4th Grade, Military (Annual), and Military Veterans and Gold Star Families Lifetime* passes are available in the Fordyce Bathhouse. All other passes must be purchased online or at another site that sells the passes in-person.
Gulpha Gorge CampgroundCamping at Gulpha Gorge does require a reservation. Learn more below.
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Cell Phone Additional Information
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General Special Use Permits
Special events are activities, such as organized group events, rallies, walks, runs, and other events. Learn more here.
Commercial Filming & Still Photography
While you do not need a permit for commercial filming, you will still need one for still photography. Learn more about the guidelines here.
Things to Know before you Visit
Know where to soak, where to park, and what to expect when you arrive.
Permits & Reservations
Need a permit for a special event? Or a research permit? Learn more here.
Soak in the Springs
Fully submerge yourself in the thermal water and let your worries melt away.
Last updated: May 10, 2023