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Lake Catherine State Park

Address: Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions 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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Kihei, Hawaii
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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147 reviews 147 reviews
83 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our experience started in February when we decided that a trip to Hot Springs was in order for September. Being tent campers we decided Lake Catherine would be a perfect location in order to visit nearby attractions. Needing some expert advice on a good camping site I called the Park and the person I talked to gave me the number... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very pretty park and very peaceful except the night the plane flew directly over our lodging which was a bit unnerving. The rest of the trip was uneventful. Enjoyed the hiking trails and kayaking the shoreline of the park. Very enjoyable place to visit.

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