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.

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.

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 restrooms with flush toilets and running water. Several trails begin here. Read more about rates and facilities.

Color photo of steel tower, looking from driveway below tower, spring season with trees half leafed out.
Hot Springs Mountain has had a lookout tower since at least 1877. This is the third tower to stand near this location and still gives a great view of the surrounding mountains.

NPS Hot Springs National Park photo

Hot Springs Mountain Tower

Located on Hot Springs Mountain Drive, the 216-foot tall tower overlooks 140 miles of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. There is a fee to go to the top of the tower. A gift shop on the ground level offers a variety of souvenirs along with healthy snacks and sandwiches to satisfy the whole family. For more information, visit their website.

401 Hot Springs Mountain Drive
Hot Springs AR 71901

(501) 881-4020

Last updated: April 22, 2020

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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