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Lake Catherine State Park

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
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Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.

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We live here!

Well, practically. We live in a gated community very near the state park. It's beautiful, has cabins, campsites (both day sites and overnight), there are spring-fed pools, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charlene S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, practically. We live in a gated community very near the state park. It's beautiful, has cabins, campsites (both day sites and overnight), there are spring-fed pools, and the people are really great. Please don't forget to visit the gift shop for trinkets and maps!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the waterfall. We went clockwise on the trail taking the shortest route to the falls. They were nice but not worth the drive. This lake has a large industrial plant on the lake shore. It was January so no real foliage on the trees. I'm not sure if it is more scenic other times of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We loved every moment of our stay from our easy check-in with friendly staff to the beautiful hiking trails. Our cabin was warm and cozy and had a beautiful view with a fully stocked kitchen. My only complaint would be that the bathroom was not as clean as I would have liked. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This hike is long but there is a short cut for those with children. Wanted to see the waterfall but due to dry weather it was a trickle however the pool of water at the base of the fall was cold and inviting. Stop at visitor center for park for short cut.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Passed over this beautiful spot of Lake Carlthrine. We had to stop it was a stunning views. We will be back to visit!

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been to this place many times over the past few years. I have hiked on all the trails. The lake is very clean and pretty. The timber is primarily southern hardwoods with some pines. Many of the structures at the park were built back in the 1930's by the CCC boys. This past January, my wife and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were there in Oct. 16 with the intent to fall foliage. We were a little too early for that but the park was lovely. There had been no rain for the past couple of months so the waterfall was not flowing. However, the hike was lovely. Peaceful. We got there early in the morning and were the first ones... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 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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