Camping at Gulpha Gorge Campground costs $30 per night for all sites. All sites have full hookups: 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections. Sites are not pull-through. Each campsite has a picnic table, pedestal grill, and water. Camping in Gulpha Gorge Campground is limited to a total of 14 consecutive days and a cumulative total of 30 days in any calendar year. Each 14 day consecutive stay must be followed by a minimum of a 7 day break.
This was a really beautiful, busy campground nestled in a river! It was hot as anything (but also August) and very crowded. The town the National park is in is really cool! A lot of history here. And this campground is close to all of it- along with being dog friendly!
Well kept, close proximity camping. Close to each other and a nice scenic river and a trail to the top. I would not stay here for the true camping experience but it is a nice place to stay near the tourist side of Hot Springs that doesn't feel like town.
This site Is OK. The site is near a river and is very pretty. The site is 10 dollars for dry camping and 30 dollars for the full hookup like showers. The site has a lot of RVs at night so you can hear generators and TVs. The site is well maintained and the restrooms were really clean and there is a propane heater in the restroom because the temperature drops at night. At night you should have extra firewood at night because you will go through it pretty quick and there is a really cool breeze at night even though its summer. The Rv campers were really friendly occasionally coming over and sharing their chili and mac and cheese. There is a grill and picnic table in the campground. There is a trail at the start of the gorge called Dead Chief Trail with was really difficult because of the slippery dirt and elevation gain.
With close proximity to the town of Hot Springs, AR, this campground is well maintained and convenient but lacks in privacy. I stayed here as an overnight while driving north through the Midwest. I got here late and they had a ticket dispensing machine to pay for and select the site you wanted (much like the ones used to pay for parking). The campground was clean though the site I was in (32) was a bit small and located between the two main roads in and out of the camp. I was also close to the bathroom for better or worse. The bathrooms had running water and were clean enough – nothing too special. My site was grassy and flat but lacking in overall privacy. There were a row of campsites right next to the creek that runs through the campground and those looked much nicer. I didn’t have reservations and arrived late so I must have gotten the slim pickings of what was left. Because I was there in the middle of summer the mosquitos were bad though a nice cloud cover kept the temperatures down. I imagine the sites closer to the water may have had many mosquitos! The other campers were all very friendly which made up for their relative close proximity. My favorite part of the campsite was the fireflies which I hadn’t seen in many many years as a west coast resident. They were definitely the highlight of my stay. The next morning I explored the Hot Springs National Park. The campground is a short drive to the bathhouse row. It was midweek so there were very few people wandering around. The bathhouses were beautiful and though I did not indulge the spa packages seemed very nice. There were plenty of shops restaurants and other things to do in this area. I took a scenic drive up one of the hills and got a great view (but cloudy) of the surrounding area. The hot springs can be seen coming out of the mountains as well as out into manmade fountains. They also have locations where you can fill up your water bottles with the mineral water for free – delicious!! There seemed to be lots of lakes and hiking nearby as well. Overall this is a very unique national park and a perfectly fine campground. While not making my top ten, it was a great place to spend a night.