Dogs in Hot Springs While it is not recommended to let your dog soak with you in hot springs, as dogs are prone to burns as well as hypothermia due to their inability to regulate their internal temperatures, we recommend consulting with your vet to determine the best course of action for your pup. Dogs are still welcome to join you at the hot springs spots listed below. Depending on your dog, consider bringing a long line to tie them up to a nearby spot or feel free to let them hang out at the edge of the pool while you soak. What to Bring Depending on the time of day and year, you will want to bring a towel, change of clothes and layers for pre and post-soaking. Many of these hot springs require some amount of walking or hiking from the parking lot so you will want to bundle up during the colder temperatures. Please make sure to bring plenty of drinking water to keep yourself and your dog well hydrated during your hot springs visit, as the high temperatures can contribute to dehydration. We also recommend bringing some form of water shoes as the hot springs can be muddy, rocky or slick when trying to navigate them. If you plan on tying up your dog while you soak, make sure to bring a longer leash for this. Lastly, bring a thermal of your favorite beverage and some snacks to enjoy while you soak.
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NPS photo Pets are an important amount of our lives, providing companionship, adoration, and joy to their caretakers. Dogs are welcome on all 26 miles of the Hot Springs National Common trails. Pets are not permitted classified of Federal Buildings but must delay outside the visitor center and erstwhile park buildings. Pets should not be left unattended. Summer heat poses a threat to pets left in vehicles. Plan ahead and prepare. Check absent our safety page before you attempt. Take enough water for you after that your dog.