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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Hot Springs National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Hot Springs National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arkansas and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Hot Springs National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arkansas and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Hot Springs National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Arkansas and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Hot Springs National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Hot Springs National Park - News section for more.

  • Hot Springs National Park Campground going to Reservation System

    January 25, 2022 | 1:56 pm

    Starting February 1, 2022, Hot Springs National Park will begin accepting on-line reservations for all 40 sites at the Gulpha Gorge Campground. Interested campers can begin making reservations on February 1, 2022, by going to www.recreation.gov, visiting the park’s camping page on the website, or by calling 1-877-444-6667.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • USGS Airborne to survey Hot Springs National Park thermal water recharge zone

    January 18, 2022 | 3:31 pm

    Starting Wednesday, January 19, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will deploy a low-flying aircraft that will be visible to residents living near Hot Springs National Park (Park), as well as adjacent areas to the east of the park. The USGS is mapping aquifers in the areas surrounding Hot Springs National Park, in coordination with the National Park Service and Garland County, Arkansas, using a high-resolution airborne survey technique. The flights are expected to conclude by Thursday, January 20, depending on weather and flight conditions.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Controlled Fire Burn at Hot Springs National Park Graves Gravel Pit

    December 2, 2021 | 8:00 am

    There will be a controlled debris burn at Graves Gravel Pit from Monday, December 6th through Wednesday, December 8th.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hot Springs National Park to Host 122nd Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 19, 2021

    November 29, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Hot Springs National Park, in partnership with the local chapters of the National Audubon Society, Lake Catherine State Park, and the City of Hot Springs, will host its Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 19th, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hot Springs National Park to host BARK Ranger Day on July 3rd

    June 30, 2021 | 12:55 pm

    On Saturday, July 3rd, from 11:00am – 3:00pm on Arlington Lawn, Hot Springs National Park will be hosting BARK Ranger Day. This event is part of the park’s year-long celebration to commemorate its 100th anniversary as a national park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Hot Springs National Park Announces Opening of Fordyce Visitor Center

    April 27, 2021 | 10:58 am

    Beginning Tuesday, May 4th, Hot Springs National Park will re-open the Fordyce Bathhouse Museum and Visitor Center. Since the beginning of the pandemic, park staff have offered information and orientation on the front porch of the Fordyce, and these services will continue. Beginning May 4, the interior of the museum and visitor center will be open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz in Hot Springs National Park

    April 23, 2021 | 10:03 am

    Hot Springs National Park will be hosting a BioBlitz utilizing iNaturalist on May 1st and 2nd. There will also be a Pollinator Fair on Arlington Lawn from 11-3pm on the 1st.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service seeks tips from the public to aid homicide investigation in Hot Springs National Park

    April 13, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Special Agents of the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch are seeking tips from the public to determine the circumstances related to the homicide of Paige Autumn White, a 32-year-old Caucasian female, in Hot Springs National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Libbey Physical Medicine Center Thermal Water Jug Fountain to Close Temporarily

    April 12, 2021 | 11:00 am

    The thermal water jug fountain at the Libbey Physical Medicine Center at 500 Reserve Street will close temporarily beginning April 19, 2021. Hot Springs National Park staff and contractors are beginning a project to replace the roof on the Libbey Bathhouse and workers will need to close the area around it for safety. The fountain is expected to be closed for approximately 2 months or until the work is complete.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Prescribed Fire Planned at Hot Springs National Park

    March 5, 2021 | 3:54 pm

    Hot Springs National Park is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between March 8 and March 19, 2021. Exact dates will be determined depending on favorable weather conditions and will be posted as soon as fire specialists make the determination to conduct a burn. Controlled burns may be completed along Blacksnake Road near Crabtree Cemetery.

    Read more at nps.gov