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.

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Hot Springs National Park

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Pullman Trail Opens to Mountain Bikers and Hikers

Hot Springs, Ark. - The National Park Service, together with the City of Hot Springs and Visit Hot Springs, announce the opening of the new Pullman Trail. This 0.65-mile trail connects hikers and mountain bikers from downtown Hot Springs to the Northwoods Trails through a section of Hot Springs National Park. Parking is available at the trailhead, located at the end of Pullman Avenue.

Hot Springs National Park to Reopen Gulpha Gorge Campground

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Hot Springs National Park continues to increase recreational access and visitor services. Beginning May 29th, the Gulpha Gorge Campground and Public Restrooms on Bathhouse Row will be open.

Hot Springs National Park Increasing Access to Visitor Services

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Hot Springs National Park is increasing some recreational access and visitor services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Hot Springs National Park Is Further Modifying Park Operations To Implement Health Guidance

In addition to the previously announced restrictions on public access to the Fordyce Visitor Center and the park administrative offices, as of April 2, 2020, Hot Springs National Park also will restrict use of the Gulpha Gorge campground, including the restrooms and picnic area. Those currently registered to camp in Gulpha Gorge will be asked to leave their campsites by Friday, April 3.

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You Brought a Message and the Message Was Clear

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You Brought a Message and the Message Was Clear

Sometimes Less Is More

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Sometimes Less Is More

Your Memory My Company

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Your Memory My Company

The Fear of Jesus Was On Her Side

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The Fear of Jesus Was On Her Side

American Ingenuity

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American Ingenuity

I Don't Know You. Go Get Your Own

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I Don't Know You. Go Get Your Own

The Goat Whisperer

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The Goat Whisperer

Feeling The Emotion of Steam Locomotion

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Feeling The Emotion of Steam Locomotion

Honestly, he said 'Bite Me'

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Honestly, he said 'Bite Me'

The Aviator

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The Aviator

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Dog Pile

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Dog Pile

Play Those Old Records Off The Shelf

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Play Those Old Records Off The Shelf

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If Albert Could Only See Us Now

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If Albert Could Only See Us Now

I've Been FLIR'd

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I've Been FLIR'd

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A Girl And Her Gator

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A Girl And Her Gator

I'm So Cute And BAAAA To The Bone.

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I'm So Cute And BAAAA To The Bone.

Rowland Emeet: A Brilliant Imagination

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Rowland Emeet: A Brilliant Imagination

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I Love You. You Love Me

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I Love You.  You Love Me

Flip-Show

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Flip-Show

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Sophisticated Discombobulated Thingamagig

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Sophisticated Discombobulated Thingamagig