Planning a trip to Hot Springs National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park Basics

Region: Southeast

Park Size: 52,485.17 acres (82.00 sq miles) (212.40 sq km)

Location: Garland County

Closest Cities: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Busy Season: May to October

Visitation: 1,467,153 (in 2019)

How much does Hot Springs National Park Cost?

Hot Springs National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Hot Springs National Park Open?

Hot Springs National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Hot Springs National Park?

Yes, Hot Springs is one of the most dog-friendly National Parks. Dogs are welcome on all of the parks trails. Please review the Hot Springs Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Hot Springs.

Where are Hot Springs National Park’s visitor centers?

Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Land Acknowledgments for Hot Springs National Park

The National Park known as Hot Springs National Park sits on 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage) and Caddo land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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