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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-844-4176
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Pulled an RV in here and enjoyed the quiet scenery. It's a notch off the beaten patch, yet not too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, Texas
Beautiful park!

Absolutely loved this park. Lots of trees, roomy full hook-up sites. Rented a pontoon boat from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle L
Kansas City, Kansas
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Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (17 reviews)
“water fall” (11 reviews)
“falls trail” (5 reviews)
Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-844-4176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pulled an RV in here and enjoyed the quiet scenery. It's a notch off the beaten patch, yet not too far from Downtown Hot Springs. We'll be back!

Thank rickkcir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this park. Lots of trees, roomy full hook-up sites. Rented a pontoon boat from the marina and could pull it right up to the dock by our RV. Swimming beach. The place reminded me of summer camp when I was a kid. Would...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 31 July 2017 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 24 July 2017

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 11 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 10 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
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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.
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
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.