Arkansas Camping / Hiking / Kayaking Adventure - October 20, 21, 22

  • October 20, 2011 · 3:00 PM
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Nestled in the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains on 1,940-acre is Lake Catherine, one of the five popular Diamond Lakes in west central Arkansas, Lake Catherine State Park features CCC/Rustic Style facilities constructed of native stone and wood by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.

We will be camping out in sight of this beautiful lake for 3 nights, (or 2 if you prefer) on October 20th, 21st and 22nd - sites which have been reserved are 17,19 and 21 yet we do have the option of increasing this if we have more people - or if you prefer to reserve your own campsite or cabin great!!!  Just let us know.

We will be a few short miles from (15 to 20 mins max) from the town of Hot Springs and close by Lake Ouachita where we can venture out to many different hiking spots.  Kayak's and boats are avaliable for Rent at the Marina on Lake Catherine or you can bring your own to venture onto the lake and do some fishing or just exploring...

The weather will be great this time of year with nice cool evenings and warmer days..

Costs are as follows: (Marina costs are payable on campsite/reservation)

Camping - $30.00 per person for 3 nights payable in full upon RSVP

Cabin Rentals - Please see main website
Kayak Rentals - $20.00 per day / $12.00 per half day / $6.00 per hour
Canoe / Pedal Boat / Row Boat / Water Bike - $25.00 per day / $15.00 per half day / $6.00 per hour

Refunds:  Full Refunds are avaliable upon cancellation of this Camping Trip, if you need to cancel see the following - 50% refund avaliable upon cancelling 30 days in advance - if you cancel anytime between 29 days prior up to October 20th your costs are non-refundable.


Park Brochure and Maps

Hiking Trails

 

New Update - 09/28/11 - I have recently been notifed that the Burn Ban has been lifted from the campsite, so as a suggestion everyone should try and bring some firewood for evening campfires, it really helps to keep the bugs away.

I am also extending the RSVP to remain open until October 7th.

 



 

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  • Davis Tubre

    Fantastic water and hiking. Could not have enjoyed it more. Cornbread I believe enjoyed the hiking over the kayaking. Witacker helped Cornbread a lot with his young strong arms carrying him up the steep slopes. (Said Cornbread was too slow). Hey, that surprise evening meal was great.

    October 25, 2011

  • Deb

    We had an excellent time, Lake Catherine was a beautiful park and very well kept clean.. We really enjoyed spending time with some great people!! Hope to do it all again one day..

    October 25, 2011

  • Linda J.

    Enjoyed meeting and joining this group for the first time. Thank you, Deb, for organizing this and the bar-b-que dinner was great! Looking forward to my next adventure with you all!

    October 25, 2011

  • Rob

    I had a great weekend!! Thanks for making me feel so welcome in the group! I can't wait to go camping with you all again!

    October 23, 2011

  • Melinda

    Hope everyone made it home safely on Sunday. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting everyone. When we were picking up all the items around the picnic table on Saturday night I found a red jacket with grey striping on the side. With the rush I could not find the owner. If it belongs to you let me know. Looking forward to the next trip!

    October 23, 2011

  • Melinda

    I had a great time (minus the weather - but can't control it). The activities were fun and everyone was super nice!

    October 23, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Good deal Christina! I so look forward to seeing you there! BTW: rain has 'moved' to Sunday now! Bring trashbags to plop your tent in .. rolling a wet tent ... a no-no.

    October 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, we are coming to your site, Cheryl. See you Friday evening!

    October 19, 2011

  • Deb

    Final email update just sent out to all.. if you didn't recieve it please let me know...

    October 19, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Better to have stuff and not need it than to need it .. and not have it. Rule of thumb with car camping: If it fits, it goes!

    October 19, 2011

  • Deb

    Melinda, I'm not real sure how far apart the campsites are but on the map they show side by side so we'll all be together in a group. On the amount of tents per site I'm figuring 3 or 4 per site which should work out well.

    October 19, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Isolated thunderstorms forecasted for Saturday. Bring a pop-up canopy if you have it. Rain jacket and an extra pair of shoes is a good idea as well with possible rain.

    October 19, 2011

  • Melinda

    Do we know how many tents will be in each camp site? I see the camp sites are right next to each other on one side of the road. Do we know how far apart they are from each other?

    October 18, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Come to my site Christina! Come to my site! Go to your meetup email, all the information is there waiting for you!

    October 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo, I waited too long and now there's no spots left to reserve. I'll have to camp with you guys another time. Have a great time everyone!!

    October 18, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Just called the park. Leah said it's STILL raining there and to check back about a burn ban ... crossing fingers! Crossing fingers!

    October 18, 2011

  • Deb

    Thanks Cheryl! Also folks, please keep an eye on your email as I will be sending out one last email update on Wednesday.. Looking forward to a great trip!!!!

    October 18, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Easy directions to park: Lake Catherine State Park is near Malvern. To reach the park from I-30, take Exit #97 near Malvern and go 12 miles north on Ark. 171 to the park. This is going to be a wonderful trip!

    October 18, 2011

  • Melinda

    Looking forward to being around a campfire (or some sort of light) this time next Friday!

    October 14, 2011

  • Cheryl

    Weather's looking really nice for this trip .. about 69-73 for the daytime highs and about 50 or so for the nights. YAY! I think we're all pretty excited about this trip ... thanks Deb!

    1 · October 14, 2011

  • Melinda

    When are you leaving Steve? I might be interested. I do have to be back at my house by 1 or 2pm on Sunday.

    Right now I am leaving on Thursday morning and Davis will be in his car leaving the same time.

    October 14, 2011

  • SteveUK

    Anyone carpooling? I have room for 1 + room for bikes..

    October 14, 2011

  • E. W.

    If anyone is interested in renting a kayak or other gear, REI rentals are 50% off for members if reserved (& paid?) by Sunday.

    1 · October 14, 2011

  • Rob

    I will bring my 2-burner stove and everyone is welcome to use it. And don't worry, I have plenty of fuel for it.

    October 14, 2011

  • Melinda

    Sounds good to me Davis. I will send you an email and cell # so we can plan our meeting point and such.

    October 13, 2011

  • Davis Tubre

    Melinda I would like to track with you. I will be leaving around 9:00 from bedford on 183 after an appointment Davis Tubre

    October 13, 2011

  • Davis Tubre

    True about the stoves. I have three, one two burner, two single burners, one of the two is my pocket rocket. With pre-packed and/or dehydrated foods there is less need fir bulky items. I expect to bring some of this along. I just wish we all could do a better job of working as a team and consolidate some of the extras.

    October 13, 2011

  • Melinda

    I will be leaving on Thursday morning before Noon if anyone wants to carpool. I do have to be back on Sunday by 1 or 2pm.

    October 13, 2011

  • Melinda

    Thanks Deb! I figured you would be on top of all the details!

    October 13, 2011

  • Deb

    Hi Melinda, I will be sending an email out to everyone no later than Monday this coming week to let everyone know all the details.. Deb

    October 13, 2011

  • Melinda

    Cheryl - do you know what camp sites we will be at yet? How will we find you? How are the meals being planned? Is everyone just bringing items to share and to grill? Do you know yet how many will be there on Thursday and how many will be joining on Friday? Lot's of questions..sorry...

    October 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    rsvps are closed, we'll get our own camping site and hang out and ride/kayak with you guys.

    October 11, 2011

  • Cheryl

    THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN KNOWING WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING TO BRING. 10-DAY FORECAST FOR LAKE CATHERINE/HOT SPRINGS AREA: http://www.weather.com/weather/...­=

    1 · October 10, 2011

  • Melinda

    I live in Lewisville and plan to head out on Thursday morning. I have an event on Sunday afternoon so I will be leaving early Sunday morning. I have more than enough room in my car to take extra supplies and an extra person. If anyone is interested, let me know. At this time I won't be bringing my dog as I currently have two foster puppies and I can't handle three dogs. I plan to relax and enjoy this trip..can't do that with three dogs! LOL

    October 2, 2011

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