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Lake Catherine State Park

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Address: , Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 501-844-4176
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.

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Great Lake day

This is a smaller and much less busy lake. It's sandier and less rocky then lake ouachita. The prices on a pontoon boat rental are much less here then Hamilton or ouachita... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a smaller and much less busy lake. It's sandier and less rocky then lake ouachita. The prices on a pontoon boat rental are much less here then Hamilton or ouachita. There is a covered picnic area and changing rooms. Nice little beach at the marina has a little concession stand as well. No charge to enter or use... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We rented a pontoon boat from the state park marina for the day. Marina had a nice staff, great rates and nice boats. The lake is more of a river however it was fun to motor around and explore then pick a nice quiet branch of the lake/river to swim. Very pretty. It is a busy lake but was still... More 

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We decided to stay here and travel to other state parks and attractions. The spot was nice and clean. The bath houses were sufficient. The water fall is seasonal, so make sure you aren't going there when it is dry if that's something you are excited to see. The boat rentals are really reasonable, but sell out fast. Looking back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The hiking trails at lake Catherine are awesome. Not too strenuous but you will work up a sweat. Beautiful area and easy to get to. Don't miss it!

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Marion, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Everyone was so nice. We wanted to swim in the lake and they welcomed us and we offered to pay and they wouldn't take it. camped here before and loved it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We seen pictures on this site of the waterfall so we decided to head to this lake to see it. When we got there we read the map and it said it was a hour an half hike. Ugh :( we almost didn't do it because we had our 4yr. Old but decided to try it since the map was... More 

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Lecompte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed in the cabins and tent camped 20+ years ago. So much has changed. Some things for the better, but was really disappointed in the area around the water fall.

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Although I didn't jump in the water, but the temperatures that day was calling for it, the park was very close to the Sculpture Garden so took a ride to visit. There is camping sites as well as places for RV's. Cabins and boat slips are very accessible as well. Clean and safe grounds with picnic tables. Families were enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lake Catherine was absolutely fabulous. The Lake was beautiful and peaceful. The hiking trails were great...not too challenging, but you had to work up a sweat. And the views were outstanding. The waterfall was beautiful. Marina to rent boats etc.; stable for horseback riding. A small beach area for swimming. Wildlife was great...deer, ducks, geese, squirrels. Cabins were good...and plenty... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Words can't describe the fabulous time my family had at Lake Catherine! The lake and park grounds are simply beautiful! The hike to the waterfall is a MUST!

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