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“Great camping”

Lake Catherine State Park
Ranked #12 of 84 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We camped for a few nights with a fifth wheel trailer with an advance reservation. This place has some partial and full hookup sites for RV’s that are right on the water, with docks for your boat. The restrooms, with showers, were clean and nicely spaced (meaning plenty of them). While it rained while we were there, so we didn’t get out to hike, the trails look pretty good, although not a lot of them.

This looks like a great spot for a family camping trip with a boat.

Lots of Canadian Geese and mallards and squirrels looking for snacks.

Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked the trails to see the falls and they did not disappoint. This was a fun family trip and we will be back. We failed to rent a kayak and get out on the lake but at least we have a reason to go back

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Drive through the campground and park at the waterfall parking lot. If you're in a hurry, take the left hand turn at the "T" Intersection about 100 yards up the trail. This will get you to the waterfall quickly. Beautiful hike and a very pretty waterfall. Note that there are several geocaches along the trail too. If you're in a hurry come back the same way for 1 mile total; or keep hiking the loop for 2 miles total.

2  Thank ianschneller
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this state park. We only went for the day, but I saw many families camping. The park is big and beautiful. It is clean and best of all, we didn’t pay a day fee.

We decided to do a short 2 mile hike that led us to a small waterfall. The hike is not strenuous. I think almost anyone can do it. There are some iffy spots, but not something that would need more than a helping hand. The trails are clearly marked by color. There is no way to get lost. The trails were clean
Parking is not a problem. I would definitely recommend taking time to visit this park

2  Thank GlobetrotterBella
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This park is just beautiful. Full hookups, paved campsites that are very generous with space. Fire ring, grill and picnic table at each site. We were here the week before Easter and Easter weekend. All kinds of programs daily.

1  Thank Anthony C
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