Gulpha Gorge is a beautiful National Park campground right on Gulpha Creek, at the gorge between eastern base of Hot Springs Mountain and North Mountain.
More spacious sites than typical RV Parks. Some sites are located right on the creek. Very quiet park and very dark at night. Grill and picnic table at each site. Only a couple sites with a fire ring though. Typical rustic park style campground bathrooms, no showers. No TV, no Internet (not even T-mobile hotspot). $30/night.
No camp office to check in, instead the Gulpha Gorge Campground at Hot Springs National Park has a fee station. Rangers patrol to enforce rules, loud tent campers next to us were evicted sometime late at night.
A scenic (and steep in a couple places) couple mile walk up and over Hot Spring Mountain on Dead Chief Trail to get to the city of Hot Springs and Bath House Row.
We also walked the Grand Promenade and made it through Historic Oertel Exercise Trail (Short Cut Trail). A few other trails (Goat Rock Trail, Peak Trail, Reserve Trail) will have to wait until we return to explore.
Touched the water in the cascades, pools and fountains, …. drank the water from the water stations. We will have to return to experience a soak at one of the spa’s (Quapaw (modern style) and Buckstaff (classic style) are both only open very short hours).
The Hot Springs Bath House Museum was a well preserved (although dirty) look back to a different time, very informative, historic.
There are a few RV Parking spaces near the park in downtown Hot Springs.