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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-844-4176
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Pretty easy hike. No waterfall in the Summer.

Took the hike to the popular waterfall. It was a pretty easy hike but you still need closed toe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
randywendy
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The Woodlands, Texas
Lake Catherine

Lake Catherine is a nice smaller lake, coming out of Lake Hamilton, which comes out of Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherry J
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hot Springs, AR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the hike to the popular waterfall. It was a pretty easy hike but you still need closed toe tennis shoes and clothing other than a swimsuit. If you don't want to hike, just go in at the end of the trail to see the...More

Thank randywendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Catherine is a nice smaller lake, coming out of Lake Hamilton, which comes out of Lake Ouachita. Although there are homes built on this lake, it is less traveled than Lake Hamilton. The water is very cold and not so many boats.

Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tent camped at Lake Catherine State Park in July 2017. It's about a 25 minute drive to Hot Springs. It's about 15 minutes away from Garvan Gardens. The state park was beautiful, easy to get in and out of, and peaceful....More

2  Thank hannahmarc2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided against the hike once I heard there were rattle snakes on the trail. I'm sure its fine but not for me! We settled with going swimming in lake Catherine. It was awesome and the staff at the park was super friendly and helpful....More

2  Thank Bobaboey
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We walked the trails and enjoyed it. The kids favorite part was playing in the waterfall. We will definitely be visiting again.

1  Thank Bamhatfield
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lake Catherine State Park is our favorite place for camping. Sites are spacious and well maintained. The staff is very nice and helpful.

4  Thank Ed C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have came here already 2 times this year and have another date planned in August. We have decided that we will be coming here a lot more next year. We would have came more this year, but we learned that you have to reserve...More

2  Thank Pauletta H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

my only complaint is I did not have more time to enjoy everything there was to see. The waterfall was very nice

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We loved our hike up the mountain and down to the falls. We saw a doe just 50 feet away that didn't even care we were watching it. We saw lots of tiny falls on the way to the big one which was worth the...More

2  Thank myjudge2
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We started around 10 and ended around 11:30. Actual hiking took an hour 2.8 miles around Falls Branch Trails. It was cool and quiet and a great change of pace from the city. It is a slippery, steep trail if you go right, the whole...More

4  Thank BatchFam
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unicadealla
4 August 2017|
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Response from garydb254 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have some very nice cabins. They also have a couple of Yurts. Cabins are often booked months in advance so check with them before you go. Plenty of places to stay in Hot Springs and Arkadelphia.
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Nikki H
29 June 2017|
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Response from starwarsmamma | Reviewed this property |
There are tons of geese that use that lake. Hint. I personally wouldn't swim in it. Lake Ouachita is really clean. And a great one. I have been to all this is the one I trust the most. :). Pretty hiking area. But too many... More
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Cheysr
12 June 2017|
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Response from Jack B | Reviewed this property |
EXCELLENT! Sorry, I'm not a fisherman but people come from all around to fish here, and there is an annual bass tournament.
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