Just got back from a four day, three night stay at Lake Catherine State Park, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.
We have visited the park before, to let the kids ride the horses they have there near the park, and they rode the horses again on a trail ride this year. This time we camped and even rented a party barge from the park marina there, to let the kids go tubing.
We stayed at one of the AAA sites (#66) near the end of the park, but also nearest to the waterfall that is about 4/10ths of a mile away. The trail was just across from our site. These sites are also in the shallow end of the lake and the kids played in the water a lot (and it is cold water), but also went to the parks beach too,
Our camping neighbors were good, as was the whole experience. Our original intent was to take the kids to the Magic Springs amusement park in Hot Springs but my 19 year old got so much into the camping experience she didn't want to leave the park...so we will have to plan a return trip to go to Magic Springs.
Here are some pics of the ducks/geese that liked to stay around, as well as views from the lake while were on the party barge.
It was a great time and I highly recommend it. The park store there has more Lodge cast iron cookware than about any sporting goods store.
Having two teenage girls on this trip, I was so glad I had the insight to get a site with sewer. I had to dump twice in three days, as they filled the grey water tank up.