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Old 08-14-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Hot Spring's Ark

Places at or near Hot Spring's Ark.Public,State and Private,where do you suggest?
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We like very much a hidden gem: Daisy State Park - not far from Hot Springs. And if you like Verizon it has 5 bars 4G !! Pretty park but wish it has some FHU. It has has water and electric but no FHU. Another State Park nearby is Lake Ouachita State Park with beautiful water and clear. Lake Catherine State Park we pulled into and right back out - didn't get a good feel there! Several Arkansas State Parks are close to Hot Springs. Our favorite is also not far and it is Mt. Magazine State Park at the highest point in Arkansas.
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Places at or near Hot Spring's Ark.Public,State and Private,where do you suggest?

1. Hot Springs National Park KOA | Camping in Arkansas | KOA Campgrounds Surprisingly nice and reasonably priced for a KOA.

2. Hot Springs Camping: Central Arkansas/Little Rock/Lake Catherine/Hamilton Very nice park. Entrance is uphill and has a bad blind spot curve so be careful.

3. Catherine's Landing in Arkansas | RVC Outdoor Destinations Have not stayed here so cannot recommend one way or another.

4. Hot Springs: Little Rock/Lake Catherine (Central Arkansas) Additionally things to do.

Be sure and do the downtown walking tour of the bath houses. There also was a good BBQ restaurant downtown but the name escapes me at the moment.

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Good info so far Thank's,any more?
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We stayed at Catherine's Landing recently... very nice park.... but very little shade. Took a ride to look at other parks (we live nearby and expect to spend more time in HS), and was very impressed with Lake Catherine State Park... an absolutely beautiful rv park. Lake Ouachita State Park was another nice park. You could not go wrong with any of these three.
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We like very much a hidden gem: Daisy State Park - not far from Hot Springs. And if you like Verizon it has 5 bars 4G !! Pretty park but wish it has some FHU. It has has water and electric but no FHU. Another State Park nearby is Lake Ouachita State Park with beautiful water and clear. Lake Catherine State Park we pulled into and right back out - didn't get a good feel there! Several Arkansas State Parks are close to Hot Springs. Our favorite is also not far and it is Mt. Magazine State Park at the highest point in Arkansas.
What made you feel uncomfortable about Lake Catherine State Park?
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Gulpha Gorge is near downtown Hot Springs, has full hookups. Would agree that Ouachita State park (Section A , with full hook-ups) is very nice.
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Lake Catherine: There is a huge powerplant you look at from the campground. Also Nanny of the sites they had for us in direct sunlight. Lsstly, several loops we tried to look at were very rough on our motorhome. Granted some sites were fine but we, DW and myself, got that "keep going" feeling. We don't get that often - hard to explain. Maybe just too much EMF from power plant. We have camped in lots of places and don't normally get that odd feeling. Some people love the place.
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Any body stay Corp Parks near Hot spring's?
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We stayed at Catherine's Landing recently... very nice park.... but very little shade. Took a ride to look at other parks (we live nearby and expect to spend more time in HS), and was very impressed with Lake Catherine State Park... an absolutely beautiful rv park. Lake Ouachita State Park was another nice park. You could not go wrong with any of these three.
Talked to a friend down close to Tyler and after hearing him talk about LAKE Catherine STATE PARK we called and reserved starting Sunday,thank's for info.While there will look at other sites for future trip's.
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As you enter the camping areas..... the first loop on the right has the best spots... newer... landscaped... more room between. The area to the left is closer to the water, but older and has not been upgraded like the first loop on the right.

We did drive up to Royal, AR (Lake Ouachita) to look at a COE campsite.... but was not impressed... very old... not maintained well... and a heck of a long way from civilization. We did not drive down to Lake Degray to look at the COE camps there.
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As you enter the camping areas..... the first loop on the right has the best spots... newer... landscaped... more room between. The area to the left is closer to the water, but older and has not been upgraded like the first loop on the right.

We did drive up to Royal, AR (Lake Ouachita) to look at a COE campsite.... but was not impressed... very old... not maintained well... and a heck of a long way from civilization. We did not drive down to Lake Degray to look at the COE camps there.
We got here a day early nothing avail at Lake Catherine,so we called DeGray and had a spot that would fit Golf course here and close to town,might come back some day here,Senior play around $20.
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We like very much a hidden gem: Daisy State Park - not far from Hot Springs. And if you like Verizon it has 5 bars 4G !! Pretty park but wish it has some FHU. It has has water and electric but no FHU. Another State Park nearby is Lake Ouachita State Park with beautiful water and clear. Lake Catherine State Park we pulled into and right back out - didn't get a good feel there! Several Arkansas State Parks are close to Hot Springs. Our favorite is also not far and it is Mt. Magazine State Park at the highest point in Arkansas.
x2 on Lake OIuachita State Park, beautiful views from the full hookup sites way up top
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You can also try Crystal Springs camping area on Hwy 270 just down from Royal, nice camp with lake front parking. Swimming beach and play area. Very Clean.
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