8.8 Excellent
     
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Lake Catherine State Park

Hot Springs, Arkansas


1200 Catherine Park Rd
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Phone: (501) 844-4176

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $26 5/2017

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Latitude: 34.437637378077
Longitude: -92.919788360596
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

49 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Lake Catherine for 4 nights. Family members joined us in a travel trailer. They used the restrooms and showers and were amazed at their cleanliness. There are several well-marked trails including a trek to a small but picturesque waterfall. Watch out for ticks, though. Bad this spring! The park was quiet and the lake was beautiful and clean. The only spoiler was a factory or plant of some kind on the opposite shore. When life at night, even that was pretty, tho. Our site was level and easy to back into. We had 50 amp service full hookups. We did not have a tow vehicle but the site would have accommodated one easily. Would consider going there again. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A Site 12
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hot Springs is a fun place to visit. The historic Promenade is a great place to stroll above the crowds, and the town's architecture is beautiful. We especially enjoyed a shop there called All Things Arkansas. It's a family-owned business and everything in the shop is from Arkansas. We purchased a beautiful stained-glass lamp created by a local artist. The owner is very knowledgeable about quartz and other mineral formations native to the state.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I must say, this has to be one of the quietest & most peaceful parks I have ever visited. It is near no major highways, airports or major rail lines and we visited Sunday evening and early week in the fall, so few families were there. It was mainly older adults there enjoying the solitude. There is a power plant directly across the lake, but it is a quiet one. The staff was friendly and helpful. The park is well laid out and well kept. We stayed in a beautiful lakeside site thanks to reserving early. As I have observed at other Arkansas state parks, there are interesting tours and presentations offered by the rangers routinely. It is a relatively short drive to Hot Springs. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hot Springs National Park is a must visit. There is plenty to do in Hot Springs. Though it is not a big town, it is a tourist town. We enjoyed a guided hike with a ranger on the Falls Trail in the park to its namesake waterfall.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is away from the highway and located right along a lake. Sites have full hookups and are large and well paved with grass in between. Excellent facilities all clean and sparkling. A great place to stay to visit Bath House Row in the National Park. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Hot Springs National Park is worth visiting and the Fordyce Bath House is now a NP museum and worth visiting to get a view into the history of the area.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is beautiful and well kept. Staff is very helpful. The only drawback is no ESPN on cable lineup. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this park! Sites where had lots of room. And the view was outstanding!!! Hope to return soon. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved our first stay at Lake Catherine. We were on the upper loop (Area A) and had no tv reception. Phone signal was strong so used 4G LTE for internet connection. Our site #11 was last in loop, so we had mountainside woods view out of windows and doors above picnic area for our spot. Really nice! (But note, #11 is slightly steep backup from road...but we parked into the level camper spot easily with 4WD reverse.)

We loved the lake, great fishing lake and kayaking...but highlight of the trip was our HIKE...up Horseshoe Mtn Trail, Creek Falls Trail, and another 4.5 mile hike up the other mountain. Great. Good geocaches also in park. We have reserved next year for 2 weeks, this time at a lakeside spot. Can't wait. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Area A Site 11
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great trails. Great lake and fishing. Lake has swimming area near visitor center. Views nice from lakeside sites, and especially from trails. Also loved area attractions in Hot Springs (20 miles away) and great food for eating.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We just finished a week-long stay. Our site was on the water. Everything worked perfect. Water, sewer, and good reception from our Tailgater satellite antenna. During the summer months, sites not lakeside may have trouble with satellite due to trees. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park with nice hiking trails. I bet it's busy in the summer. Good sized campsites and space between sites too. No internet but Verizon worked great. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop C-site 56
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped on a Sun.-Wed. and everything was great. We were in site #46, which is waterfront. The only concern would be for a rig much longer than our 33ft 5th wheel, the pad might be a bit short. From the main road, it breaks off down hill as you back in the site. Full hook ups were within easy reach, although the sewer is at the very rear. All the facilities were clean and appeared kept up. We look forward to a return trip. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Easily the finest RV resort we have stayed at so far. Nestled alongside Lake Catherine in the rolling hills of Hot Springs, Arkansas, this park is beautifully maintained and landscaped. The morning fog lifting off the lake creates a surreal and relaxing experience. Staff is cheerful and helpful, restrooms impeccably clean, sites flat and easy to maneuver. Full hook ups, including Wi-Fi and cable.Worth making a special trip to enjoy. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We had a site on the water. It was nice but did not have sewer hookup and it was a bit tight for our unit. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

LCSP is a great family destination! We enjoyed the hike with the naturalist and the beautiful scenery. The only downside we see to this park is how unlevel the campsites are. There are about 7 level sites in the park; the rest require some extra effort to get your rig level. We noticed many Class C's that didn't bother to use jacks or try to level at all. The A's were way up in the air. The best sites seem to be the lower end of Area C (58-70) and Area A. We enjoyed the scenery and quietness of Area A. Area B does not have sewer and looks pretty 'rough'. I wouldn't take anything more than a towable to B. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A - 8
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Call ahead for reservations! This park stays pretty full, especially on weekends. The sites are all asphalt and some of the asphalt is rather soft. Use your jack pads.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the park very clean and well maintained. The camp hosts were very helpful answering questions, even helped us map a better route up to Petit Jean SP from there. I would stay here again. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hot Springs is about 20 minutes away. Grocery shopping not too far away, golf nearby.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

After the long 12 miles from the interstate we enjoyed the park. The sites were mostly level. We stayed in the water & electric only area with gravel pads, not asphalt like the E/W/S area. A lot of tent campers in our area but the park was clean and quiet at night. Beautiful park with plenty of shade. We were able to receive a few antenna channels. There was AT&T cell coverage. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Reception desk personnel were extremely friendly and nice. Sites were well spaced and very well maintained. We camped at Lake Catherine State Park in a Motorhome.

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