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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #12 of 30 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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Victoria, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We loved the cabin. We had a family BBQ and look forward to staying in the cabins again. Only one cabin allows pets. I will be booking in advance for that one.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went for a walk in Lake Catherine State Park after visiting Garvan Woodland Gardens in the morning. The are only 3 trails, which I believe are about 2, 3.5 and 4.5 miles in distance. The most popular one is the Falls Branch trail which is the 2 mile trail and ends up at the waterfall - although when we went... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were only there for the day. We walked the trails to see the waterfall. Seems as though a lot of other people had the same idea. It would have felt good on a hot day, however, it was very crowded. The campgrounds looked nice. We wanted to come next year and camp, however it seems there is a very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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