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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #14 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Of the three Hot Springs area lakes, Lake Catherine is the smallest. During the winter the power plant noise is very obvious as to why these lakes were made. Hikes are the lure of the park. You can go have a easy to moderate hike and return refreshed and ready for lunch. Spring is an excellent time to visit with... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed the weekend in a duplex cabin and went boating on the lake. The cabins were nice and the grounds were beautiful. The view of the lake from the cabins was excellent. The lake itself is very nice and we had a great time tubing. The personnel at the marina were very friendly and helpful. It was a very... More

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DECATUR
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were staying in Hot Springs so we went for a day trip and spent the entire day at the beach sunning and swimming in the lake. What a wonderful time we had. Brought a picnic lunch with us. Met lots of nice people. Wish we had more time to explore more of the park. Perhaps next time. Best of... More

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Spicewood, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went to see the Falls and there was only a trickle. Very disappointing. Come earlier in the year to see them. Nice hiking trails. Excellent place to launch a boat. Decent beach. Fun place to have a picnic. Bathrooms in the camping and swimming area were very clean. We stopped by during the week after school had started so there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wow. We loved this place. The hiking was great. Scenery was amazing. The only downfall was we didn't have more time to spend there. Can't wait to plan our next trip there. So much to do, see and enjoy. Will certainly be back here. If you are looking for a great getaway, with or without kids, on a budget, this... More

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Houston, TX
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18 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent 2 days exploring this park. Wish we had rented one of the cabins in the park, but when we planned the trip the cabins were already full. I believe they fill up far in advance. We rented a canoe at the park. I believe the half day price was approx $20-25. Very reasonable! Be sure and ask for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Make sure to bring swim shoes and swimsuit for waterfall. Go to the left if you want to see waterfall and not hike.

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the last camping stop on our trip and it was our favorite. Gorgeous, clean, fun. Rented a brand new pontoon for less than $200 for 6 hours. Wonderful lake. Wonderful time. The only negative was that our water outlet pole was on the opposite side as the electrical pole, so you need a long hose.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We put our boat in the water near Remmel Dam at one end of lake and boated all the way to Carpenter Dam at the other end. There were lots of folks out in boats, on jet skis, swimming, and fishing. We did check out the camping area as we went by and it looked really nice...LOTS of campers this... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a first time camper, this place was great! The hiking was awesome. Even if you only come for a day trip, you must go on the hike to the waterfall. The route is very scenic and getting in the swimming hole at the falls is so fun and refreshing. Very beautiful. My only complaints is that it got muggy... More

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