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The State Park of Lake Catherine is such a wonderful experience!

Night #1 Raccoons stole our food{Our fault) . Walmart within 30 minutes to restock. Night #2 Major... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very nice state park - lots of amenities

Went for day trip, intend to check out cabin availability next time in area. Location also has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“falls trail”(6 reviews)
Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
1200 Catherine Park Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8716
+1 501-844-4176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Night #1 Raccoons stole our food{Our fault) . Walmart within 30 minutes to restock. Night #2 Major Storm rushed thru and State Park Officials Checked on us before and after Storm....Night #3 Perfect Experience Fishing and Paddle Boating Rentals. We stayed 4 days and 3...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for day trip, intend to check out cabin availability next time in area. Location also has boat rentals.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike, explore and capture all the beautiful Lake Catherine State Park has to offer. 1 of 52 State Parks here in the Natural State... began your journey, write your story.

Thank Tread_Morr
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The park is amazing. We did horse back riding and it was amazing. We also rented a fishing boat and went around the lake. The hike to the waterfalls is beautiful but if you want to get in the water make sure you bring water...More

3  Thank rosy0109
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a 4 year old with us so we decided on the red trail which was perfect...not to hard for her. There were a couple of area's that she had to be carried but other than that no problems. The scenery is beautiful...for families...More

1  Thank PamOKCTraveler
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place to get away. Kids loved playing at the little beaches with the clear water. The falls are great and the trails range in difficulty. Very clean park with great places to stay.

2  Thank Jeffrey E
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Very easy hike on the red path. The falls were dried up for the summer but it was still pretty even if the water was dried up. We took our 5 year old and 11 year old with no issues.

1  Thank jessicacollins2011
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful lakes and parks. The waters are very clear and the park is very well maintained.

1  Thank Sybille C
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We love trail hiking and are very happy with what lake Catherine has to offer. Our only suggestion for improvement is to better mark the yellow trail. Somehow we started on yellow and ended up on red.

2  Thank Bellecoop
Reviewed August 14, 2018

YEP the springs are well named because they are HOT. Since the outdoor air temp was about 95 F the springs were a bit overpowering heat wise. Not Yellowstone hot but way beyond typical hot springs. Very popular location right on the street with falls...More

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October 4, 2018|
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Response from Sharry L | Reviewed this property |
Their website says there is a stove.
Sabrina M
September 13, 2018|
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Response from imacroy | Reviewed this property |
Yes but must be on leash when out of camper. Have proper shots and I’d tag Incase dog trays away. Chip is good to have
June 30, 2018|
Response from planomom8801 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the park