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Hot Springs National Park is located in central Garland County, Arkansas. It became an area preserved for recreation back in 1832, during a time before the idea of national parks even existed. This was the first time that the federal government chose to do such a thing, proving just how unique this region is.

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Hot Springs is actually the smallest national park (judging by area) in the United States. Despite its size, many tourists still flock here each year to enjoy the hot spring water, which is believed to have medicinal properties.

Other notable features of the park include its Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District featuring the grandest collection of bathhouses seen in North America.

The park is primarily forest, meaning that it provides numerous hiking trails and camping opportunities, as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Things to Do in Hot Springs National Park

Visit the Bathhouses

Due to Hot Springs’ iconic past, you just couldn’t visit this region without seeing the famous and historic bathhouses located within Bathhouse Row. Along this road, you’ll find eight bathhouse buildings that were constructed between1892 and 1923.

While the majority of bathhouses no longer operate as places to bathe, they have been turned into useful amenities such as an information center, museum, souvenir shop, and more. Visitors also enjoy walking Bathhouse Row to admire the impressive architecture of these buildings, featuring styles from the Gilded Age, along with traditional Spanish architecture.

One of the eight historic bathhouses, the Quapaw, recently underwent a refurbishment to offer spa and bath services once again. They offer private bathing areas, four thermal pools, a natural steam cave, massage treatments, and facials.


Hot Springs National Park is a must-visit destination for hikers, as it offers 26 miles of trails to explore. Featuring varying lengths and difficulties, the trails cater for all visitors.

Just some of the trail highlights include Goat Rock Trail (an easy track measuring 1.1 miles), Hot Springs Mountain Trail (rated easy to moderate, measuring 1.7 miles), and Sunset Trail (a harder trail for more experienced hikers measuring 10 miles).

The full list of available trails can be viewed here.

Guided Tours

If you’d prefer to hike with a guide, then there are also a number of guided outdoor tours available during the summer months. Guides will tell their tour groups the 4000-year-old story of how rainwater becomes hot spring water, as well as how this water was then used for therapeutic baths.

The tours begin at the Fordyce Bathhouse and travel the Grand Promenade and Bathhouse Row, before returning to the Fordyce.

Tours of the most luxurious bathhouse on the row, the Fordyce, are also available.


Hot Springs National Park also offers great spots to pitch a tent or park an RV to enjoy the great outdoors.

Gulpha Gorge Campground is the main campground within the national park and it contains sites featuring 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections. Other facilities include picnic tables, pedestal grills, and modern restrooms. There are no showers available at this site, however.

The cost to camp at Gulpha Gorge Campground is $30 per night (or just $15 per night if you have an America the Beautiful: The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior or Access Pass).

RV Parks Near Hot Springs National Park

Thankfully for RV enthusiasts, there are plenty of places near hot Springs National Park to hookup your motorhome at.

Hot Springs National Park KOA Campground is located just 2 miles away from the historic Bathhouse Row and it’s also Hot Springs' highest rated RV park. Features include landscaped sites with 30 or 50 amp services, cable TV, wi-fi, swimming pool, a convenience and gift store, laundry, game arcade, playground and mini golf course.

J & J RV Park is another campground located near Hot Springs National Park. In fact, it’s just five minutes away! It offers full hookups with 30-50 amp services, big rig sites, pull through, wireless internet, laundry and showers. The cost to stay is $35 per night (on any site), but an additional cost of $2 per person will be charged for those traveling with more than two guests.

Young's Lakeshore RV Resort is another full service RV resort offering easy access to the beautiful Hot Springs National Park. Overnight RV sites cost $41.80 for up to 4 people.

These are just three of the most popular, nearby RV parks, but a full list can be found on the Hot Springs website.

Hot Springs National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Arkansas, there are plenty of Hot Springs National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Hot Springs National Park

Want to rent an RV near Hot Springs National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of Arkansas through RVshare, including motorhomes for rent within as little as 3.7 miles from Hot Springs.

RV Rental Prices in Hot Springs National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Hot Springs National Park, you’re to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Hot Springs National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Hot Springs National Park starting at as little as $65 per night. The total cost of a Hot Springs National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Hot Springs National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Hot Springs National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Hot Springs National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.


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