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Lake Catherine State Park

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 501-844-4176

Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.

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Great picnic hike!

My husband and I hiked to the falls for a picnic. The falls were more like a trickle now, but it was still peaceful and fun to hike.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I hiked to the falls for a picnic. The falls were more like a trickle now, but it was still peaceful and fun to hike.

Thank Tmac0818
North Little Rock
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the park to get some exercise and to enjoy a natural setting. I hiked the Falls branch trail, which was described as the shortest and easiest. Essentials: good knees and good shoes. I wore light hiking boots and was happy that I had the sturdy soles and some ankle support. Wish I had: taken a hiking stick. There are... More 

Thank nitelilly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I come to this state park every year during the month of October. This is our fourth year in a row. We have already made reservations for next year, obviously we enjoy the park tremendously. If you catch the leaves right it is absolutely breathtaking in the fall. Needless to say we highly recommend this state park... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a nice place to send time! There is camping, hiking, picnicking or just walking and enjoying the view. Great scenery year round and usually very peaceful!! Wonderful place for a day long visit or longer stay. A must see in Hot Springs area!

Thank Bill B
Malvern, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, clean state park. The trails are my favorite, especially the trail to the falls. The lake is a lot of fun too. Very easy to navigate.

Thank TravlingSmartGal
Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the park 9/30/16 through 10/2/16 with 30+ friends. The majority stayed in tents and a few of us stayed in cabins. The cabin was very clean, had a great covered porch in one section with nice swing along with several chairs and picnic tables. All camping locations had great views of the lake with most cabins having docks.... More 

1 Thank peggysuecory
Rowlett, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park was so peaceful even though there were families everywhere. The cabin was very clean and well maintained. The hiking was fun but you need to be in decent shape even for the red trail.

1 Thank Kyra H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park with beach area. Good camping sites and level pads. Good size camping areas. Not much shade for the campsites close to the lake. Took the falls hike. Nice walk, lots of shade and several water spots.

2 Thank GidgetTexas
Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to camp. The grounds are well maintained & the sites are beautiful. We chose site 32. The only downside is no true tent pad. Otherwise, perfect site right on the lake with a small public dock right next to us. The facilities are always clean.

Thank flamedragon_71
McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area. We were a little put off by the power plant across the lake but it is really not a big deal. Lots to do. We went kayaking and saw the waterfall for the water. It was a fun trip we will do again.

Thank McKinneyTraveler

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