Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs

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The Lake Catherine State Park CCC Cabins are a collection of four rustic cabins constructed by crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps in what is now Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Spring County, Arkansas. Three of the four cabins were built for use as tourist accommodations and continue to serve in that role, while the fourth, probably built to house administrative functions, is now used in the state park as a "nature cabin", with exhibits on the history and natural environment of the park. Three of the cabins were separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992; the fourth was listed in 1995.
Cabin #1 was the first of the tourist cabins to be built by the CCC, and it has a unique floor plan not found in the other cabins. It is a single-story frame structure, with rough weatherboard exterior and an original stone and concrete foundation. A screened porch extends across the cabin's southern facade, looking out over the lake, and a dressed stone chimney rises on the east side. The interior includes a living room, kitchen, hall, bedroom, and bath.
Cabins #2 and #3 are both single-story frame structure, with rough weatherboard exterior and a stone chimney. They were built about 1935.
The Nature Cabin was built about 1935, and is also a single-story Rustic structure. Its original purpose is not known, but it probably housed administrative functions. It is now used to house exhibits on the park's cultural history and environment.
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  • Since we have become empty nesters, we have started trail hiking every free weekend we get! We hiked the falls branch trail. We had great weather and scenery. Trail is well maintained. Never thought.....  more »
  • WE loved the A loop away from the water. Not as many campers in this loop. A little more quite and away from traffic.  more »
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  • We have been coming here for 24 years. We don't go to any other parks. All the park staff are great. No complaints. Boating, fishing and camping is awesome. Full hookups. I like all the wild life. Meet great people
  • Cannot say enough about this place. I grew up coming here and recently got to hike one of the trails again. The waterfall is just gorgeous and camping here is always a blast. This place will always be special to me and I believe anybody who comes here will find it memorable. Nice facilities, lots of wildlife and peaceful nature.

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