Laws & Policies

The Superintendent's Compendium -
Regulations Specific to Hot Springs National Park

The Superintendent's Compendium serves as a public notice, identifies areas closed for public use, provides a list of activities requiring either a special use permit or reservation, and elaborates on public use and resource protection regulations pertaining specifically to the administration of the park. Be sure to visit the Superintendent's Compendium page to view all regulations.


Hot Springs National Park Firearms Policy

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website at:

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

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Current Conditions

Learn about any park closures, alerts, or safety measures in place.

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Basic Information

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Superintendent's Compendium

Stay up to date with the rules, regulations, and policies of Hot Springs National Park.

Last updated: October 2, 2020

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101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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