National Park

Hot Springs Dog Policy

Hot Springs National Park is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Hot Springs was original established as a federal reserve by Congress on April 20, 1832—the oldest area managed by the National Park Service. Natural hot springs flow out of the Ouachita Mountains, providing opportunities for relaxation in a historic setting. Bathhouse Row preserves examples of 19th-century architecture. Hot Springs is the first national park in a city and was the smallest national park until 2018.[1]

Hot Springs National Park is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on all the trails and at the campground. Please note that dogs should not be left unattended in vehicles.

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Pet Policy Details
9 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on all 26 miles of trails at Hot Springs National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at the Gulpha Gorge Campground while on a 6' leash. The campground allows RVs and Tents, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites
Gulpha Gorge Campground Yes 44 Reservations/Info
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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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