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Hot Springs National Park, AR

Relax in the bath house after a long hike!

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    Relax in the bath house after a long hike!

    Special Interest: CampingHolidayRelaxationSightseeing

    Take a relaxing trip to Hot Springs National Park and soak up in a thermal pool of water. This isn’t the typical national park that you think of. For starters, it’s more like a mini-resort where you can get pampered with modern spa services or relax indoors. Dogs are allowed, however, outdoors on trails and at the campground. They are not allowed in any buildings, including Fordyce Bathhouse (visitor center) or any of the 8 bath houses available for services on Bathhouse Row.

    You can walk with your dog outside on Bathhouse Row and on the Grand Promenade. Several trails extend out in the park where you can take your dog. We don’t have a recommendation for a particular trail, but one that caught our eye was a 10 mile Sunset Trail. We think that the harder the workout, the more you will appreciate the relaxation that follows! Camp at the Gulpha Gorge Campground, where on-site reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis only. Hotels are plentiful in the surrounding area.

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    Location: Hot Springs, AR  |  Ouachita Mountains  |  Garland County  |  Arkansas
    Activities: Spa, Bath House, Hiking, Camping

    Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Leash, Paw Protection, Other Appropriate Gear & Food

    Safety: Please follow park rules and regulations. Dogs must be on leash and attended at all times. They are not permitted in buildings.

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