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!

Be sure to follow and tag @HotSpringsNPS on Facebook and Instagram.
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.

Two people hiking up a trail alongside textured geologic formations.
Directions to Trails & Popular Places

Walk or drive to the Park's most popular places and hiking trails.

Two paper cups cheering above a shell fountain.
Permits & Reservations

Need a permit for a special event? Or a research permit? Learn more here.

From West Mountain, looking over rolling hills, fall colors, and downtown Hot Springs.
Scenic Drives & Overlooks

Take a drive up West and North Mountains for some scenic views of the Park.

The Mountain Tower at sunset with run rays shining through and around the structure.
Hot Springs Mountain Tower

View Hot Springs from atop the Mountain Tower. Learn more about the history of this Hot Springs icon.

Last updated: October 4, 2020

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101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901


501 620-6715

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