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Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs

#4 of 7 in Nature in Hot Springs
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Picked a hike there . The Dam Mountain trail. was moderately strenuous but nice view at the top. very quiet.  more »
  • Waterfalls were great and water was cold. Great for walking in the pool near the falls. The beginning of the trail is not well marked. We took the short route which is 1/2 mile. I read reviews that...  more »
  • We went in the rains of Mid May but found an overcast morning to go out to Lake Catherine. We decided to do the "easy" 2 mile loop that goes by the waterfalls. With all the rain before our visit...  more »
  • We have been coming here for 24 years. We don't go to any other parks. All the park staff are great. No complaints. Boating, fishing and camping is awesome. Full hookups. I like all the wild life. Meet great people
  • Cannot say enough about this place. I grew up coming here and recently got to hike one of the trails again. The waterfall is just gorgeous and camping here is always a blast. This place will always be special to me and I believe anybody who comes here will find it memorable. Nice facilities, lots of wildlife and peaceful nature.
  • Absolutely loved Lake Catherine State Park. The hiking trails in summer may seem like not such a good idea, but getting to that beautiful waterfall towards the end makes it worth it, no doubt. The trails are marked so You hopefully don't get lost lol. Me and my Girlfriend went on a trail, and enjoyed it immensely. I recommend This State Park to everyone.
  • We love our State Parks. This was our 13th and was a very pleasant and awesome experience. Started the day with great boat tour led by the very knowledgeable and friendly Ranger Steve and had lunch with a view of the swimming area. Later went on a hike and saw the waterfall. This is a wonderful and quiet park and can't wait to come back to camp or cabin.
  • Great state park! Lots to do! The hike was awesome! The bathrooms are clean. The staff is very informative and sweet! Would come here again!

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