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Arkansas – Hot Springs

March 30th, 2022

Nicknamed the ‘American Spa’, Hot springs National Park in Arkansas is the place to go if a relaxing vacation is what you have in mind. The 6,000 acre park is home to most of the town’s hot springs and geysers.

Till a century ago, these waters were believed to have healing powers. Several bath houses were constructed during that time to cater to the rich merchants who visited the town regularly to bathe in its springs and geysers. These historic bathhouses are a popular tourist attraction today. Most of them are situated in the historic bathhouse district, with eight of the most visited ones on the Grande Promenade.

You can either explore the historic district on your own or take a ranger led guided tours. ‘The Bath House Row Insider Tour’ and ‘Fodyce Bathhouse Tour’ are among the two most popular ranger led programs conducted in the district. Only two of bathhouses in the park are still operational, out of which Fodyce serves as the visitor center and Buckstaff is a spa bathhouse, where you can enjoy a traditional relaxing bath.

Apart from the bathhouses, the park has several gorgeous hiking trails and scenic walks adorned with vividly colored wildflowers and fascinating rock formations. In case you are in the mood for a quiet and relaxing picnic, you can visit Gulpha George, West Mountains, Hot springs or the Grande Promenade. Gulpha George is the designated camp ground in the park. The camping ground has both primitive campsites as well as those with hookups. The usage fee for the well equipped ones is obviously slightly higher. All sites on the camping ground are available on first come first serve basis only. There are some campgrounds outside the forest area as well; the campsites in these grounds are equipped with both hookups and showers.

If you are planning a summer holiday to the Park, you should travel light as the climate here is mild, in winters, however, the temperature can reach below freezing point.