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.

Me & my husband did this hike with our two dogs on our anniversary trip. Loved it. It was beautiful

Loved this easy hike to the waterfall. There wasn't a lot of traffic when we hiked.

Wonderful and beautiful

Loved this trail!!!! It was a good trail with 0 people around when I went on a Saturday! The views were awesome, but there were bugs galore! Definitely take bug spray and a walking stick.

Lake Catherine offers up one of a kind scenery and something of a hike. I did a rather large loop, of group of loops when I went. It was incredible!!! A great challenging hike with a switch of scenery here and there. This part of the hike was awesome, simple, and relaxing! It offered a peace, not many people out on the trails.

1 month ago

Great trail with amazing scenery. Completed it with just myself and 4 children ages 2-11. Some steep and windy areas and loose rock but they were able to complete it with just a few minor slips. Overall, we all loved it!

1 month ago

Love it!!

this is not a hiking trail. it's a float trip.

Beautiful! Best trail we didi in Hot Springs area.