About the Park:
Hot Springs National Parkis the America's first national preserve predates Yellowstone by some 40 years. A film and exhibits in the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitors Center located on historic Bathhouse Row tell how a remarkable array of thermal springs in a valley of the Ouachita Mountains prompted Congress to protect the area in 1832. Today it’s one of the top weekend getaway destinations in the Ouatchitas. Learn how the town of Hot Springs earned a reputation as “The American Spa.” Thermal baths and massages are available on the Row at the Buckstaff Bathhouse, the Ozark Bathhouse and Spa, and at other locations.The park also offers scenic drives and a campground.Features more than 30 miles of hiking trails through the glorious Ouachita Mountains, scenic drives, hot water cascade, picnic areas and campsites (no hookups or showers). Thermal-features tours in summer.