Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground)

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas



Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Phone: (501) 624-3383

Sites: 44
Recent Rate: $24 3/2015

Latitude: 34.5241262034843
Longitude: -93.0365863829422

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

36 Reviews

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Glendaj

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, sites are very close together, but all were well maintained. It was nice having a trail to the observation tower from the campground. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User2475

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this little park that is close to downtown. Nice trails to walk. We had full hook-up, and backed up to a little stream. We will stay here again. Take cash to pay. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects half price for senior citizen. Pay at an automated machine, which is easy to operate and which is inside a building. But it takes cash only. Most sites are water and electric, fairly well-spaced, and most are level. Some are pretty close to the road, but traffic is light (almost non-existent) at night. We were there for the weekend and almost all the water/electric sites were occupied. Many of the non-hookup sites were available. Nestled in an attractive gorge at the base of a mountain with a pretty little stream next to the campground, and there is a hiking trail (about a mile) which goes up and over to "bathhouse row" on the other side of the mountain. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rvrrat520

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained campground located right on a creek. Nice hiking trails and views from the mountaintop. The only issues would be no showers in the bathrooms. Only a few sites are open sky enough for a roof mounted satellite antenna to be effective. And, the trees were of some nut variety similar to walnuts or pecans and when they "dump" on the roof, it sounds like shots fired, all day and all night. Camp hosts were very nice and informative. We would not hesitate to stay here any time. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Joceil

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Gulpha Gorge is a urban campground next to a highway that takes you into town. The highway has a lot of traffic, but you get used to it. This park is a first come first serve. It has a long walking trail, almost 1 mile long. They have a automated machine that checks you in and takes your money. You need to make sure you have the correct amount when you are paying. There are no showers, but nice bathrooms. Our Verizon works great here. If you are using satellite make sure you dish is mobile. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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JJ & CC

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects National Parks senior pass. Nice campground with full hookups, and plenty of shade. No reservations, and pick out your own site. Get one away from road, as road noise starts early in morning. Also, check level, as some site have a pretty good slope. It also has a picnic area, so there is a lot of non camping traffic. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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cntheusa

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The proximity to downtown Hot Springs is a plus for this campground (5 minutes). Due to sequestration, there is no longer a Park Ranger on site, so there is no access control and transients were a concern to us with young children playing outside. You pay using a machine and while were there it was cash only. There are no showers and the restrooms needed cleaning, so we were glad to have full hookups. Sites are paved, level and are well spaced. No fire rings, but each space has a grill. The large trees and clear spring create a nice ambience, but there is some noise with large trucks downshifting on the nearby road. We enjoyed our stay at this campground and would return. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The check-in machine wasn't taking credit cards (it seems they never are). Otherwise this is a very nice campground. We were a little rushed when we checked in and chose a site that wasn't very level. We should have taken a little more time to select a better site. The park host told us she was a little surprised we took that spot because of the tree at the back corner. The sites are pretty close together. The host was very nice and offered us a lot of information about what to do in the area. She also told us that parking was free in the lot near the visitor center on weekends. We really enjoyed our time here. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located at 305 Gorge Road not downtown where the National Park Visitor Center is. There are 39 sites in the park, some of them with full hookups but no showers. There used to be showers here but they were taken out because of abuse from outsiders, and full hookups were put in. It is a pretty campground on the creek where one can cool off. There are modern bath houses and water is available for registered campers. All the sites are back in and there is a size limit posted where you register by machine but the camper next to us put his 35 foot RV in a 25 foot slot including his car which was placed on the grass. It costs $10 a site and $24 for a site with full hookups but with a pass it is half that. The hostess was very helpful and informative. There is a trail about a mile and a half to bathhouse row in town but to drive in it takes about fifteen minutes. There is no parking in town for an RV at the National Park Visitor Center so ask the host for ideas where to park. We parked across from the National Park Administrative Building and on weekends there is no fee, but I asked a police woman and she said there was no parking for RVs at all in town. She was cold and not helpful at all. Needless to say, we waited a few minutes until the visitor center opened up and they said where we were was fine –there are four RV, Bus Tour slots right next to the old visitor center that you can park at. There is a little conflict with the park and the locals because nowhere are there signs that parking is free on weekends so some people were paying. This was a two night stopover for us on a weekend. The hostess told us that it doesn’t always fill up but if you want full hookups and arrive late you might have to pull in to some of the sites that are not level. Good stop. We enjoyed the historic section of Hot Springs and had a nice walking tour by a park ranger explaining Bathhouse Row and how the park became a National Park. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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johnmack

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground close to Hot Springs. Only negative is on the right side of camp there is a lot of road noise. Arkansas campgrounds are beautiful and immaculate. The host here was excellent (from Wisconsin). I thoroughly enjoy camping in Arkansas. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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busyteach

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped for one night when passing through the area and had no problems. The host was very nice and the small park well maintained. We did not hike the trails because we were only passing through, but saw others doing so. Our GPS did make us miss the entrance and there was only one road in so watch closely. No showers, but bathroom was very clean. We did not have a tow vehicle and we did attempt to go to the NP without success because there was no RV parking. We gave up and returned to campground. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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rvrover63

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice setting. Many hiking trails and can hike to Hot Springs and bathe in spa. No showers at campground. Nice camp hosts. Everything clean and well tended. Automated registration, no ranger when we camped. No reservations accepted. Stayed 2 nights. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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Aussie Gap Year

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Gulpha Gorge National Park Campground at the suggestion of the bar man at the Heart Break Hotel in Memphis. We were planning on staying at Little Rock however given his knowledge of the area decided to go with his recommendation. We were so pleased we did! We arrived to the friendly smile of the newly appointed camp volunteers who guided us to a well elevated site with full hook up. Once we were settled they came over to make sure we were settled in OK. The payment at this campground is via a vending type machine in the common room, something we hadn't encountered before. The campground is also open to day visitors with picnic tables along the rivers edge. The township of Hot Springs is an easy hike up and over the mountain, or you can obviously drive there as well. The friendly volunteers invited us to join them in the hike on the second day we were there. Being visitors from Australia we had been dreaming of a white Christmas and we certainly got our wish with 8 inches of snow falling on Christmas night! The only downfall was that the power went off due to trees falling across the power lines further up the road. Once again the volunteers checked in on everyone staying at the campground helping out where they could. After three days of no power we decided to pull up stumps and head off somewhere were we could dry out! The park was beautifully maintained and we would definitely recommend staying there. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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milliganus

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful, beautiful National Park campground. All paved with full hookups. Back in sites easily handled our big rig. I would easily give it a 10 except there is some road noise. Not bad at night, though. This is a great find! Very easy to bathhouse row and the town. We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Porkchopfatboy

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One of our favorite full-hook up spots we have ever stayed at! Paved site next to a stream with fire ring, surrounded by trees and amazing fellow campers. Could not ask for more! We camped at Gulpha Gorge Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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