This peaceful park makes great camping near Little Rock and 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. Boat rentals are available year-round. 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, one Rent-A-Camp, 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.
nice trail quiet but very busy lots of people spots are a little tight but not to bad love it here
Paved roads going in to the site. Primitive camped in my van ($15). Working sinks/toilets. Great hike to a cold waterfall which was extremely refreshing. Decent cell service.
I really like this campground. Really pretty location. Great hiking trails, waterfall, a marina where you can rent a paddle board, kayak, canoe or pedal boat. It also has cabins, a camp store and seasonal riding stable so you can take a trail ride. It’s also convenient location to visit Hot Springs.
We just stayed one night but site 27 was a great place to set up Right on the water
My only issue water hookup was a little far from the camper bring a long hose next time
Nice place the only problem was these kids partying till 4 or 5am. Had great hiking trails and a place to cool off. Kayaked Lake Catherine was great.
We only been there for a single night because the rest of the week was fully booked but we already can’t wait to go back there. I loved the way the campground is well organized and feels cosy with all the trees around.
We just had the time to do the trail around the falls : it was packed so we came back early in the morning.
Pleasant hike. Pleasant environment. Pleasant waterfall. I remember this place being rather peaceful!
Its a nice park, i was here for some end of summer camping and even though everyone had the same idea as i did, it was still a nice area. It was crowded but im assuming due to it being a holiday. The hiking and views while hiking are TOP NOTCH, especially the waterfall a cool reprieve on a warm day, however the fishing from the bank is extremely lacking. I expect its due to to such shallow water near shore and im assuming would be better from the boat. All in all, would definitely stay here again just would pick diff time of year
Nice campgrounds. Not my favorite lake to fish but great for family day camping or staying several nights.
Loved camping here. Quiet and friendly.