Hot Springs National Park begirds a total area of about 5,550 acres of land in Garland County, Arkansas and close to the city of Hot Springs which is in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. Inside the park, you will find a lot on offer, including Bathhouse Row, which is a quarter mile stretch of eight bathhouses that are along the east side of Central Avenue.
Bathhouse Row is probably the most visited feature of the park. Additionally, you will also find 47 hot springs and their watershed, several hiking trails, and a National Historic Landmark District among other special features.
Hot Springs National Park holds the title as the oldest park in the National Park System and is comparatively 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park. The park was dedicated in 1832 as a Reservation but was later redesignated as a National Park in 1921.
Besides making use of Bathhouse Row, visitors can also get to enjoy lots of recreational activities including thermal bathing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, auto touring, guided and self-guided tours, and family programs. The Hot Springs National Park has something for everyone, including your furry family members.
Bringing your dog into the park is also allowed, but you will need to observe strict regulations and guidelines to avoid getting in trouble with the park's management. Some of the basic rules to observe include ensuring that you and your pooch respect the environment around you including other animals, plants, and visitors in the park.
Ensuring that your dog is always under your immediate control and specifically ensuring that your pooch is always on a leash. Ensuring that you bag your dog's poop and get rid of it in the right way and being specifically aware of areas of the park that you can or cannot visit with your dog is also extremely important for you to observe.