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Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-844-4176
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waterfall hike

while the waterfall looks much bigger in pictures, it was still a beautiful hike through the woods... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Montie S
Great hiking for a short day

Wear good shoes or boots. There are a lot of places where you will need good footing in the back... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Kevin D
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Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

while the waterfall looks much bigger in pictures, it was still a beautiful hike through the woods. There were varied hikes in length and difficulty. We chose the shortest and easiest and it was still a great 2 mile workout - lots of up and...More

1  Thank Montie S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Wear good shoes or boots. There are a lot of places where you will need good footing in the back areas. The waterfall is easily accessible from the campground for most people, though it is moderately strenuous and does get a little edgy with the...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

As with all Arkansas state parks, this was a beauty, clean and well maintained. We showed up hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful waterfall featured in the brochure. What we did not know until we got there. There is about a 2 mile...More

3  Thank Cassie G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

After running like mad around Hot Springs, I decided to slow down and enjoy the beauty of nature. I couldn't talk the kids out of the pool, so I went it alone. I hiked the 2 miles of Falls Branch trail. It's listed as a...More

1  Thank Mom2Twincesses
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I spent a weekend here in cabin 20 with my 11-year-old son and we had a wonderful time. The cabin was very clean with comfortable beds, adequate kitchen equipment for typical meal preparation, and a nice deck overlooking the lake. The park itself was lovely,...More

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Clean water. Great hiking. Campground with a small store and gift shop. Friendly, helpful workers. Great place for families.

Thank SkyDragonfly
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Hubby and I went to explore and had a lovely day at the park. We bought sandwiches on the way and sat near the water to have a picnic while we checked out the camping amenities. The trail to the falls was beautiful and ended...More

1  Thank anonyfoodlover
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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
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3 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
28 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
11 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.