My wife and I like Gulpha Gorge which is a campground run by the National Parks Service. It is a small campground in a great location. It has new (2010) 50 amp electrical and sewer, and of course water. It is just off the north loop around Hot Springs on hwy 7. It is only about 1/4 mile on 7 with easy access. We stay there in a motorhome. It backs up to a creek with a walking trail in the woods. Perfect location to look around HS without having to drive very far. They do not take reservations, but have never seen it not having openings. They do not always have a ranger there. You just pay the machine and take an empty spot. Last time we were there it was $24 for us and $12 for seniors. Gulpha Gorge Campground - Hot Springs National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
We also really like Lake Catherine, but it is farther to drive into Hot Springs. Where ever you stay, check out Gulpha Gorge while you are there maybe for another visit.
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