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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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Lake catherine

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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29 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A hidden gem near Hot Springs. One of the nicest campgrounds anywhere, and right on Lake Catherine. Horseback riding and a small Marina.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the oldest State Parks with nice hiking trials, camp grounds, cottages and a Great Lake. There is a beech area on the lake. A good place for a day visit our a weekend getaway.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lake Catherine was absolutely gorgeous. The trails were great. Make sure you wear good hiking shoes though. You will hike over slick rocks and through the creek. The waterfall is very nice. Don't expect Niagara, though. If you go thinking you're going to see a huge fall, you'll be very underwhelmed.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Its a short drive from anywhere in the hot springs area to Lake Catherine and the park is free! We did the hiking trails and swam on the beach which was fun! Good little day trip....

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Benton, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great lake and state park! Grew up on this lake, the only bad thing is you must have reservations to camp and some people can't plan so they need to have first come, first serve again with camping. Very beautiful and a great place for a family outing. Beach is nice, has bathrooms, and outside showers. Always loved this lake!!

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 501-844-4176
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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