Nestled in the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains on 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, one of the five popular Diamond Lakes in the Hot Springs area, Lake Catherine State Park features CCC/Rustic Style facilities constructed of native stone and wood by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Situated along the lakeshore are the park's 18 cabins that feature fully-equipped kitchens. Most have wood-burning fireplaces. The park's fully-accessible cabin, the Polly Crews Cabin, was designed in detail to serve the needs of visitors with disabilities. The cabin also includes its own private and fully-accessible fishing pier and boat dock. The 1,160-square-foot cabin is a design inspired by the rustic architectural designs of five other cabins in the park. An accessible parking space and path provide barrier-free access to the cabin. The two-bedroom cabin includes a bathroom offering both a spa tub and a roll-in shower. Just outside the cabin's screened porch overlooking the lake is a large flagstone patio with a picnic table and pedestal grill.

Easy trail and beautiful waterfall!

**This is NOT a hiking trail. This is a RIVER FLOAT.**

Trip is good for both the experienced and inexperienced alike. Don't expect to catch fish during peak float season with all the traffic on and in the water. It is, however, a great float for a little fun in the sun!

hiking
26 days ago

An excellent trail for beginners. We went when there was a freeze and got to enjoy some frozen waterfalls.

hiking
27 days ago

Loved hiking this trail, to the waterfall and my 2 year old did very well, with this trail!

love it, come here as often as I can

This was a nice trail for a morning jog. the longer Dam trail is better for scenery.

Went hiking with our dogs, loops around, the first .75 of a mile is a hike up but the views from the top are worth it.

This trail was a pleasurable generally mild hike with some mild bouldering & a beautiful moderately sized waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike but a little hard to follow in some spots during the fall when the ground is covered in fallen leaves.

Good trail but there were no flowing water, would try in a different season.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Not what I’d classify as easy if you do the entire thing. Beautiful views and challenging enough to make it fun. Our dog loved it, too!

Good trail. Plenty of things to see. Allow an hour to enjoy.

The trail is only 2.5 but marked 3.5 miles and takes roughly an hour to an hour thirty. Great views at the top. The longer more challenging dam mt trail personally is a much less trafficked and more rewarding hike. Overall it's a fun hike in the woods.

great trail with great views. challenging and fun

I hiked this with my 6 and 8 year old in an hour and a half. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and saw many deer. The elevation change wasn't too tough and the rocky bluff was fun to climb on. There is a particularly good view of Lake Catherine from the top of the mountain as well. We will definitely go back.

Tried this trail for the first time today. Really enjoyed it. I'm not in the best of shape but I'm trying to push myself. This trail had some challenges for this 40 year old gal trying to get fit but the rewards were worth it! My husband and I finished in under 2 hours.

Great trail to walk with the family. Nice for moderate exercise multiple times a week.

No falls this time of year. Good trail to take your dogs. Not a lot of viewing areas but the ones they had were nice.

hiking
5 months ago

The trail was very easy to follow and very well marked! The waterfall was dried up this time of year but I think we will return as soon as we get enough rain to make it flow. Not really steep and pretty level. Would definitely return for this one again and probably combine all three loops into one hike.

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