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Lake Catherine State Park


www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakecatherine/

(501) 844-4146


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Green Area Availability : Easy to find
Green Area Cleanliness : Typical
Congestion : Frequent Encounters
Water Availability : Streams & Lake provide water options
Wildlife Alert : Possibility of Large Game
Walking / Hiking Terrain : Frequent Steep Inclines

Lake Catherine offered several hiking opportunities. We were visiting at the peak of Spring Break activity so the park and campgrounds were crowded.

The easily accessible and less rugged Falls Branch Trail was heavily traveled. So we made sure to be on this trail early in the day and late at night. The more rugged Dam Mountain Trail allowed us to get away from the crowds and enjoy an occasional scenic view.

The Falls Branch Trail, as the name implies, followed 2 branches that merge and flow over a beautiful waterfall. Thus, if you're not afraid of drinking from the stream, water is always readily available. But be sure to pack water on the other 2 trails since you will ascend up beyond the stream access.

We encountered many travelling dogs both days along the Falls Branch Trail. About sunrise, we met a local dog that lives nearby out for her daily walk from the trailhead to the waterfall.

Prospect's SignatureVisited March 22-23, 2010

Lake Catherine State Park


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Lake Catherine State Park


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