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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Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center 2019 Holiday Hours of Operation

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center, located at the Fordyce Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row, will be closed on Christmas Eve, December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26 at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, December 31 the Visitor Center will close at 2 p.m. and will be closed on January 1, New Year’s Day and reopen on January 2 at 9 a.m.

Final Rulemaking Will Provide New Access to National Park National Park Service to allow bicycles on new trail at Hot Springs National Park

The National Park Service has published a regulation allowing the park superintendent to permit bicycles on a 0.65-mile trail connection within the park. This new trail will connect hikers and bicyclists with an extensive network of recreational trails in the City of Hot Springs’ neighboring park. The park service, in partnership with the city and Visit Hot Springs, and with technical assistance from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), will construct the trail extending north from a trailhead at Pullman Avenue and connecting to ongoing trail development at the city’s Northwoods Urban Forest Park.

Hot Springs National Park to Host Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Hot Springs National Park, in partnership with the local chapters of the National Audubon Society, Lake Catherine State Park, and the City of Hot Springs, will host its Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

Hot Springs National Park Service to Mitigate Hazardous Trees on West Mountain Road Oct. 15 & 16

Hot Springs National Park will begin hazardous tree removal from West Mountain on October 15 and 16, 2019. During this time, West Mountain Road will be closed to through traffic. The park has commissioned an arborist to assist in determining which trees are considered hazardous along the trails and roadways within the park, including evaluating the health of the magnolia trees along Bathhouse Row.

Hot Springs National Park Photos

And I Think of All the Good Things We Have Left Undone

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And I Think of All the Good Things We Have Left Undone

He's Been Watching You for Hours

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He's Been Watching You for Hours

It Felt So Good to Never Have to Talk to Her Ever Again

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It Felt So Good to Never Have to Talk to Her Ever Again

Medical Arts

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Medical Arts

So Choose Your Last Words, This is the Last Time

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So Choose Your Last Words, This is the Last Time

That Depends on Your Depth and Density

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That Depends on Your Depth and Density

Shamrock Motel

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Shamrock Motel

Your Charts and Your Graphs Don't Mean a Thing to Me

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Your Charts and Your Graphs Don't Mean a Thing to Me

The Pancake Shop

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The Pancake Shop

Cotton Court - Take 2

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Cotton Court - Take 2

Second shot with the light post to the left barely lit. It kept going on and off

Cotton Court

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Cotton Court

Cotton Court was built in the 1950's. The neon sign is a replica of the original. Owned by two sisters for approximately 5 years.

By the Time You Were Gone

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By the Time You Were Gone

Western Gangsters

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Western Gangsters

And Your Long Time Curse Hurts

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And Your Long  Time Curse Hurts

Did You Give It Away?

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Did You Give It Away?

Motel Capri

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Motel Capri

Quapaw Bathhouse. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

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Quapaw Bathhouse. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

Fog on Hot Springs Mountain. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

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Fog on Hot Springs Mountain. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

Fog on Hot Springs Mountain. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

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Fog on Hot Springs Mountain. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

Deer in Fog. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.

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Deer in Fog. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 2019.