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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News

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.

Debris Pile Burn Planned at Hot Springs National Park

Park will be burning accumulated debris that needs to be eliminated.

Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier Exhibit at Hot Springs National Park

Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier, a traveling exhibit that tells the story of Arkansas Territory, will be displayed at Hot Springs National Park in the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center on May 17 through June 19, 2019, from 9 am until 5 pm daily. The traveling exhibit consists of 15 panels that explore the history of Arkansas Territory though the collections of the Arkansas State Archives and their branch archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives in Washington. The exhibit is on loan from Arkansas State Archives Arkansas State Archives is a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage .

Hot Springs National Park Photos

Grand Promenade

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Grand Promenade

Overlook View - 1

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Overlook View - 1

at West Mountain Summit in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Turn Left

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Turn Left

ascending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drive

ascending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Winding Road

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Winding Road

descending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Hairpin Turn

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Hairpin Turn

descending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drive

descending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Winding Through the Trees

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Winding Through the Trees

ascending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Overlook View - 4

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Overlook View - 4

at West Mountain Summit in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Turn Right

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Turn Right

ascending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Overlook View - 2

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Overlook View - 2

at West Mountain Summit in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Overlook View - 3

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Overlook View - 3

at West Mountain Summit in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Overlook View - 5

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Overlook View - 5

at West Mountain Summit in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Keep Left Here

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Keep Left Here

ascending West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

21 Through the Trees

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21 Through the Trees

descending Hot Springs Mountain at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

27 Left Turn

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27 Left Turn

descending Hot Springs Mountain at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

3 Fall Foliage

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3 Fall Foliage

ascending Hot Springs Mountain at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

6 View From Hot Springs Mountain

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6 View From Hot Springs Mountain

at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

20 Descending Hot Springs Mountain

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20 Descending Hot Springs Mountain

at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

13 View From the Tower

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13 View From the Tower

at Hot Springs Mountain at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
View from the glass enclosed observation deck.