Lake Catherine State Park

Falls Branch Trail hike passes by the Falls Creek Falls
Falls Branch Trail hike passes by the Falls Creek Falls...
CCC rustic cabin at Lake Catherine State Park
CCC rustic cabin at Lake Catherine State Park...
Falls Creek Falls at Lake Catherine State Park
Falls Creek Falls at Lake Catherine State Park...
Enjoy the view of the lake from the screened porch of your CCC/Rustic-style cabin at Lake Catherine State Park
Enjoy the view of the lake from the screened porch of your CCC/Rustic-style cabin at Lake Catherine ...
Kayaking at Lake Catherine State Park
Kayaking at Lake Catherine State Park...
Camping at Lake Catherine State Park
Camping at Lake Catherine State Park...
Falls Creek Falls at Lake Catherine State Park in the fall
Falls Creek Falls at Lake Catherine State Park in the fall...
The Polly Crews Cabin includes a private ADA accessible fishing pier
The ADA accessible Polly Crews Cabin includes a private accessible fishing pier ...
Hiking at Lake Catherine State Park
Hiking at Lake Catherine State Park...
Yoga at Lake Catherine State Park
Renew yourself at Lake Catherine State Park...
Fishing at Lake Catherine State Park
Fishing at Lake Catherine State Park...

What to know

This peaceful park is located on Lake Catherine, one of five lakes in the beautiful Ouachita Mountain region. The only full-service marina on the lake is here at the park and open in the summertime for bait, snacks/drinks, and fuel. The park also includes a launch ramp, pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, and a well-marked trail that leads to a waterfall.

The park has 20 fully equipped cabins, including one two-bedroom cabin with a patio overlooking the water and private access to the lake from its own fishing pier. There are also many native stone and wood buildings on-site. The history of these structures dates back to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The park offers 70 campsites (47 Class AAA and 23 Class B), six primitive tent sites, and one Rent-A-Yurt. Many of these sites are on the lakeshore. Park interpreters offer hikes, lake tours, and programs year-round.

Guided horseback rides are offered seasonally. Open daily at 10 a.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Fall & Winter: Open 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Thanksgiving. Though not required, reservations are recommended and to make horseback riding reservations only call 501-262-0777. They cannot answer questions about the park. $45 per person including tax. Please pay at the stables. Group rates are available.

1200 Catherine Park Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913