Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park is situated in and around the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. It was established in 1921 on March 4 and attracts nearly 1.4 million vistors annually. It covers an area of roughly 8.5 square miles making it the smallest national park. It also has the designation of being the oldest national park managed by the National Park System and oldest federal reservere. Parts of the park are intertwined with the downtown area making it extremely accesible to visitors. Hiking, camping, and bathing in the waters for a small fee are popular activities for tourists. The Native Americans that originally inhabited the area called the park Valley of the Vapors . The park is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day and the visitors center is open from 9 to 5 every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hot Springs National Park Info


Hot Springs National Park

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February 2019 Prescribed Fire Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between February 15 and March 1, 2019. Controlled burns may be completed on Sugarloaf Mountain in the Cedar Glades Road area; along Bull Bayou near the Crabtree Cemetery; along Pullman Avenue; and on park property off of Blacksnake Road. There may be areas of the park may be temporarily closed to insure public and fire fighter safety.

Hot Springs National Park Releases Pullman Avenue Trail Connection Plan

Hot Springs National Park will host a public open house on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Transportation Depot located at 100 Broadway Terrace in Hot Springs. This is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about and provide feedback the proposal to create a short connector trail from Pullman Avenue to the new Northwoods Urban Forest Trail.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Garland County

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Garland County

Hot Springs National Park Photos

Quapaw Baths

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Quapaw Baths

Hot Springs, AR

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The Arlington

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The Arlington

Hot Springs

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Hot Springs

Fall color along one of the mountain drives at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.

Quapaw

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Quapaw

The dome of the Quapaw Bathhouse, along the historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park. The Quapaw was built in 1922.

Hot Springs National Park is probably one of the most underrated national parks. It is also technically the oldest national park, it was preserved as a federal reservation in 1832.

Buckstaff Bath House.

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Buckstaff Bath House.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Signs

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Signs

Mystery lizard

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Mystery lizard

Does anyone know what kind of lizard this is? This was taken at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas

The "Bear Den"

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The "Bear Den"

I joked that I found a bear den when I found this. Cool though. Also taken at Hot Springs National Park.

Dad by the rocks

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Dad by the rocks

At Hot Springs National Park

Dad and I

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Dad and I

Standing in a stream at Hot Springs National Park

Dad in the stream at Hot Springs National Park

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Dad in the stream at Hot Springs National Park

It was very hot out this day, hence Dad carrying two bottles of water

Hot Springs National Park

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Hot Springs National Park

While here, we added Hot Springs National Park to our National Park list.

Hot Springs

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Hot Springs

A little bit of fall color along the Grand Promenade in Hot Springs National Park.

Ozark

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Ozark

The Ozark Bathhouse, along historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park.

Hot Springs at Night

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Hot Springs at Night

Hot Springs, AR viewed from Hot Springs Mountain

Bath House Detail

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Bath House Detail

Detail of a bathhouse at Hot Spring National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Hot Spring Village & Hot Springs

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Hot Spring Village & Hot Springs

5-7-2018: Relaxation, coming right up. Hot Springs, AR

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5-7-2018:  Relaxation, coming right up.  Hot Springs, AR

Hot Springs National Park

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Hot Springs National Park

April 20, 2018