Camping in Hot Springs NP in Spring 2024: Spring 2024 Guide

1. Look outside the National Park

Camping with your family, or as a single camper, might not seem like a viable option if you only look in the National Park.

There is only one campground within its boundaries because it is so small. Be open to camping in one of the surrounding State Parks.

2. Come equipped for the weather

As always, you need to stay warm and dry, no matter when you visit.

Ensure you spray your gear with a waterproofing spray before heading out and bring plenty of blankets during the cooler seasons.

Most campgrounds here are open year-round, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold.

3. Be open to the community

Don’t be afraid to move your nightly s’mores cookout to the central ring in some of these campgrounds. Many are geared towards fostering a healthy outdoor community.

4. Utilize the surrounding area for contact with nature.

This National Park does not focus on great outdoor beauty but is primarily urbanized. If you want some outside time, look to the surrounding State Parks during your trip.

5. Bring your swimsuits

One of the biggest allures of this National Park is the hot mineral water that flows underground and through the pools.

Bring your swimsuit to fully experience what the park offers and take one of the famed baths in the hot springs.

6. Look into the variety of staying options

There are plenty of options when it comes to camping. If you want something more comfortable, consider staying in a cabin instead of a tent or bringing your RV the whole way there.

7. Bring your dog

Most of this area is widely accepting of dogs. You can even take them into the National Park since it is mostly in the town of Hot Springs.

Simply ensure that they are behaving while around other people and animals.

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams is a writer, plant-nerd, and outdoor enthusiast. She has traveled extensively, around the U.S., throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Everywhere she treks, she takes time to enjoy the outdoors. John Muir is her hero. She aspires to inspire people to live better as he did.