Visit the smallest national park in the U.S.
Hot Springs National Park is located southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, and boasts gorgeous historic buildings, shops, restaurants, and bathhouses. It stands as an icon for healing and a tribute to the “American Spa” of the 20th century. The grand architecture of the eight historic bathhouses is equally matched by the serene landscape. Visitors will see ancient thermal springs, mountain views, incredible geology, enjoy the forests, and abundant creeks scattered in the middle of town. This national park is truly unique and will transport you to another world. The park is open daily until 10 pm and has pretty reliable cell service in most places.
Stroll through the beautiful buildings on Bathhouse Row, visit the shops, restaurants, and operational bathhouses where you can book a soak in the springs or enjoy a spa treatment. Stop by the Fordyce Bathhouse Museum and Visitors Center to talk with a ranger and learn more about this special place and ask about their guided tours.
Please note that soaking in the outdoor thermal springs is prohibited, but you can go to the Buckstaff or Quapaw bathhouse for a soak. The Gulpha Gorge campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is best to arrive early to ensure you'll get a campsite. This national park has no entrance fee and offers plenty of opportunities to reconnect with nature. Explore Hot Springs National Park with your friends and family.