While you’re in the park, protect the things you come to enjoy, as well as yourself and other photographers, by following these simple rules:

Zoom with your lens.

Never approach or pursue animals to take their picture. Wild animals can become aggressive without warning or carry infectous diseases.

Park in roadside pullouts.

Don't block traffic to take pictures. Keep roads clear and stay with your vehicle if you encounter heavy traffic. Don’t drive or park on roadside vegetation.

Leave the drone at home.

The launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft is prohibited in Hot Springs National Park.

Vista of rolling mountains and the sunset from Balanced Rock in the Park.

Popular Spots

Hot Springs National Park has many places that are perfect for taking photos. These are a few of our favorites:

  • Bathhouse Row - The grand architecture of our historic bathhouses is one of a kind!
  • Goat Rock - Located on North Mountain, it is a local favorite.
  • Balanced Rock - Located off the Sunset Trail, it is worth the hike.
  • The Grand Promenade - Iconic bathhouses, thermal springs, lush forests; this area has it all.
  • The scenic overlooks

Share Your Pictures!

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Four photo collage: Gulpha Creek, Women posing in front of the Fordyce, Stained Glass in the Bathhouse, and an overlook of Fall colors.
Collage of Gulpha Creek, "Daughter of Neptune" stained glass, the Fordyce Bathhouse, and West Mountain scenic overlook in the Fall.

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Commercial Photography and Filming

Learn more about the permitting process and fees associated with commercial photography and filming within the Park.

Last updated: June 5, 2020

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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