The National Park Hot Springs is a national park
of the United States located in the center of Arkansas. It is
located adjacent to the town of Hot Springs. The Hot Springs
reservation was created through a congressional act on April 20,
1832. On March 4, 1921 it became the smallest national park at that
time in the United States. It covers an area of 5,550 acres
(22.46 km²). This smallest American national park protects several
health spas constructed over a century ago.
The Hot Springs
River flows from the western part of the Hot Springs Mountain that
is located in the Guachita mountain range. In the park, the water
flow has not been maintained in its natural state, but what has been
tried is to maintain the production of hot water without
contamination. The mountains near the park are also preserved for
People have used the Hot Springs
for more than two hundred years as a treatment against rheumatism
and other diseases. While it was a reservation, the area was known
by the ''Spa of America'', attracting rich and poor enfemos from
around the world. Within the boundaries of the park is a part of the
city center. Hot Springs is one of the easiest parks to visit. There
are numerous walking trails and camping areas. The bath in the
spring is allowed, although a fee must be paid.
Travel to Hot Springs National park By plane
Hot Springs Memorial Field Little Rock National Airport (with
shuttle service and rental cars.)
By car From Interstate
30 take the Hot Springs US 70 West exit south of Benton, the Hot
Springs US 270 West exit at Malvern, or the Hot Springs Ark. 7 North
exit near Arkadelphia. If traveling south on Ark. 7, come through
downtown Hot Springs where the visitor center is located. If
traveling south on US 71 from Fort Smith, or north on US 71 from
Texarkana, take the US 270 East exit and take 270B through town.
Coming from Oklahoma on US 70 go all the way into Hot Springs. When
you get into the city you will see signs for the National Park.
The Visitor Center is located downtown on Highway 7 North or Central
By bus Greyhound Bus Lines, 1001 Central Ave,
Suite D, Hot Springs, +1-800-231-2222.
By train Amtrak's
Texas Eagle route serves Little Rock, Arkansas, with shuttle
services to Hot Springs.
Get around The public transport
system isn't recommended. It's best to have a car or a friend in the
city who doesn't mind driving you around. If you are downtown, it is
possible to walk to many sites.