Trailer Camping Near Hot Springs National Park
November 29, 2011
Filed under National Parks
Trailer campers looking to relax are advised to park their trailer near the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.
The Hot Springs of Arkansas have been used for over 200 years to alleviate pains and illnesses, and continue to draw people today.
The park dates back to 1832, meaning the Hot Springs Reservation is the oldest land set aside — 40 years older than Yellowstone. It was officially named a national park in 1921.
Nearby Hot Springs, Ark., has developed along with the park, making it one of the most accessible national parks in the U.S. Central Arkansas has four seasons. Spring and fall tend to be mild with some humidity. Summers are hot and humid. Winter varies with temperatures ranging from below freezing to the mid 60s. There are no entrance fees for the park, although there may be fees for special uses, such as a wedding or commercial filming. The Hot Springs are no longer in their natural state, but trailer campers can enjoy them is in one of the many bath houses in downtown Hot Springs. There are traditional European style baths available, as well as a bath house, Quapaw Bathhouse.
The small park also offers 26 miles of trails to explore. There are easy trails and more strenuous ones. They offer a chance to see beautiful scenery, wild flowers, rock formations and wildlife. There are also numerous beautiful places for picnics. Gulpha Gorge, Hot Springs and West Mountains picnic areas have tables and grills set up for use. Bathhouse Row within the National Historic Landmark District makes for a pleasant stroll through history.
To get a full view of Hot Springs National Park, and the city of Hot Springs, visit the Hot Springs Mountain Tower. The 215′ tall tower offers a view of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains and 140 miles of surrounding park, city and land.
To find a Woodall’s rated campground for Arkansas camping near the park, visit Arkansas campgrounds.