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: http://www.asp.state.ar.us/divisions/rs/rs_chl_law.html#law.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Last updated: October 2, 2020