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Lake Catherine State Park

Address: Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #13 of 59 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Growing up in Arkansas, I only went to Lake Quachita, Hamiliton and Greers Ferry. I was so impressed with the facilities at Lake Catherine State Park. If camping is on your agenda, this place is a great destination.

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and my family went here last March it was very peaceful. The only complaint we had was that a party was going on next door until 1am and they were extra loud. Plus one of the guest stayed up late practicing violin and the yurt are not very far apart. But view is nice and bathrooms are clean.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

And even a waterfall that you can hike to. This is a good hiking area and if you don't have time you can just hang out at the lake side. Bathrooms are clean, picnic tables and BBQs .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to hike. There are different options whether you like a quick easy hike to the waterfall or more of a challenge. Especially nice to go in the fall or a sunny day!

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Warrenville, IL
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83 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We didn't have much time and did the Falls Branch Trail. There are three main trails in this area Dam Mountain Trail-White Blaze-4.5 miles, Falls Branch Trail-Red Blaze-2.0 miles, Horseshoe Mountain Trail-Yellow Blaze-3.5 miles. You could do one...all...or some combination of the trails - but look at the map before you go. The trail was well cut - some mild... More 

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Lexington, Oklahoma
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8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stayed in one of the duplex cabins on Christmas break this year. The cabins were very clean and nice, had excellent views of the lake. We loved that each cabin has its own boat dock! Hiked a few if the trails up to a waterfall. We loved it! We will be back!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Loved the serenity and peacefulness. Lush, green surroundings. A wonderful place to pull up a lawn chair and do some fishing.

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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very nice, quiet campground. Easy access from I 30, not too far from Hot Springs. Nice site, fire rings with grills, many back up to the water. Good maintenance, very clean. Friendly folks at check in. We camped in mh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our family has not every stayed in a yurt until our stay at Lake Catherine. We enjoyed taking our two dogs along on our getaway. Bath house was very nice and clean. Staff was very friendly and professional.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Severe thunderstorms hit the Hot Springs area on Sunday night and it was cloudy all day Monday. The weather didn't diminish the great time we had at Lake Catherine State Park. My wife and I stayed in a CCC era cabin right on the lake. From the knotty pine walls to the heart pine floors, the cabin was right out... More 

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