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Lake Catherine State Park

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Address: Hot Springs, AR
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+1 501-844-4176

Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.

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not too far

This park is not too far and is a wonderful place to hike for beginners to more mobile hikers. Beautiful!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is not too far and is a wonderful place to hike for beginners to more mobile hikers. Beautiful!

Thank AdventurousJanis
Dallas, Texas, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I just dropped by for a morning hike to see the falls. The two mile loop trail was well maintained and clearly marked. The highlight of the hike was the waterfall at the end. It is a moderate sized waterfall with a fairly large pool at the bottom. Our only regret was that we did not bring... More 

Thank Shawn K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here while visiting Hot Springs for our 1 year anniversary, and it was so beautiful! We hiked the mountain trail and the one that passed the waterfall. We would definitely like to come back again in the future!

Thank ahrensashlyn
Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our final place to visit before leaving Hot Springs, AR. My kids and I really enjoys the two mile hike on the trail to the waterfall. It was beautiful. The visitation center employee was very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Thank NunuAlterEgo
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 are in a tent that may be an annoyance.

Thank Rls3t
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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329 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Ride a horse or rent a paddle boat. Lake Catherine State Park is hard to... More 

1 Thank Jack B
Alloway, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Ann Arbor, MI
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135 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 proclaimed it awesome :)) Don't forget bug spray...

Thank firstladyt
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1 Thank robinn94
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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