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Lake Catherine State Park

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.

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I just drove through a few minutes ago. Lake Catherine's campgrounds are excellent - wooded, and many lake front / lake view. When school is out, though, get your reservations in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I just drove through a few minutes ago. Lake Catherine's campgrounds are excellent - wooded, and many lake front / lake view. When school is out, though, get your reservations in early. They book very fast. The beach is okay - not the nicest, but still very good. No fee for swimming or picnicking, but of course there is a... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Pretty park, but congested, smaller visitor center, mostly just for camping. Lots of cabins. Play area and picnic area available, as well as bathrooms

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We rented the only two bedroom cabin in the park. It was like being in a house. Lovely private deck and pier for fishing. Lots of stuff for kids to do all day long. Three great trails to hike and activities provided by the park almost every day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had an excellent time. Checking in was a breeze. We had a tent site with electricity and water which was very convenient. We will definitely go back and visit. We did lots of hiking on beautiful trails and got to see multiple wildlife, including a family of deer. Waterfall was beautiful but a bit cold this time of year.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The trails are amazing. Must be in moderate physical shape. Small children will likely need assistance on some areas of the trail. The waterfall is amazing!!! Comfortable campsites, nice and level for the RV. Well kept place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our family loves going on these hiking trails to see the falls. They're beautiful! Our children range from ages 4-17, and there is a trail that's perfect for all!

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Indianola, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We didn't spend much time here, but we did take the Red trail to view the waterfall and really enjoyed that. The hike to the waterfall was very pretty as well.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was a warm spring day in the 80's and we went for the full loop hike that takes you to the falls. Very pretty and would do it again. Wear good hiking shoes for the hike, it can be a little rugged in areas.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place to visit, wooded area is great to go for a walk, walking paths provided, nice overview of the lake. First time we had been out there, did not realize it existed. Great place to take the kids and a great place to get some nice pictures.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a gorgeous campground near Hot Springs. It contains hiking trails that have waterfalls. The rainy weather did not permit us to hike while visiting. There are tons of trees in this area that make this park very pretty!

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