Permits & Reservations

Special Park Use & Research Permits

The National Park Service requires permits for activities taking place in the park that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large. For more information about activities requiring a permit, see the options below.

  1. Special Park Use Permits: Activities such as weddings, sporting events, public assemblies, religious ceremonies, or still photography.
  1. Research Permits: Research and collection activities within Hot Springs National Park are managed to prevent damage to the resources, to coordinate research activities, and to assist in the application of science to the management of the park
  1. Commercial Use Authorizations: Commercial activities within the national park are limited but some are permitted through the Commercial Use Authorization

Camping Reservations

Camping at the Gulpha Gorge Campground can be made up to six months in advance on No reservations are required to visit the park.

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Things To Do

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Eating & Sleeping

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Things to Know before you Visit

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Last updated: March 29, 2023

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901


501 620-6715

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