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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-844-4176
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Very pretty

Very nice staff! They let us drive around and pick out our site before paying. We were right on the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
via mobile
ARKANSAS Proud; fabulous forest!

No state can boast of more beautiful, inviting State Parks than Arkansas! This one offers soothing... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Jack B
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+1 501-844-4176
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice staff! They let us drive around and pick out our site before paying. We were right on the water. Ducks and geese came right up to us. There is a factory across the lake that is really bright at night, so if you...More

Thank Rls3t
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

No state can boast of more beautiful, inviting State Parks than Arkansas! This one offers soothing, clear waters for swimming- including shady or sunny beaches. The fully equipped campsites are sooo peaceful and natural. Trails fit the needs of young and old; adventuresome and feeble....More

1  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Lake Catherine is an outstanding value! The staff is very friendly, the grounds and facilities are very clean. Took the Horseshoe Mtn Trail and linked onto the Falls Branch Trail and enjoyed every step. Would not hesitate staying here again.

Thank JLP65
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My son & his girlfriend were looking for an outdoor outing. We suggested the state park hike. They rode seadoos to the trailhead and hammock and hiked with a picnic lunch. We have been many times, but it is always awe inspiring. Beautiful place. They...More

Thank firstladyt
Reviewed 2 May 2017

You've not experience life until you have slept in a Yurt! Great accommodations, beautiful clean park.

1  Thank robinn94
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice campground clean well maintained and the people were all very nice and helpful. Rangers came by and warned us about bad weather.

Thank CookyCrisp
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Really beautiful park. When I think of Arkansas, this is exactly what I picture. The grounds are amazing. They have 4 hiking trails that all start towards the back of the park. We opted to hike Falls Branch Trail which was an easy beginner hike,...More

1  Thank ButterflyHoney
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Camped at Lake Catherine over the weekend - what a great park! Friendly hosts, spacious campsites, clean restrooms. It's got big trees for shade and great trails for walking. Overall we had a great time!

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The waterfall isn't nearly as impressive at Petit Jean, but the walk to get to this one is much easier. After you leave the waterfall, you may choose to do some moderate-severe hiking trails, but the views are mediocre. That being said, the ducks and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We did the short trail to the falls and passed through some interesting scenery, crossed the creek on bridges a few times, and had a nice view of the falls. Water wasn't too strong on this particular day, but a nice hike anyway. No problem...More

1  Thank ROCescapee
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How is the fishing here?
12 June 2017|
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.
Tina R
Can u swim here?
7 June 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There is a swimming area with a small beach. I have also seen people swimming in the main body of the lake, but we need to be careful as many stumps in the lake.
Tina R
Is there a place to swim for children and adults
7 June 2017|
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Response from starwarsmamma | Reviewed this property |
The lake yes. Up by the park shop and check in. Is a sandy beach. And around the tent sites. You can walk right out and walk in the water.