Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Friday, July 31st
After leaving Camp Lakewood on Thursday morning, I traveled down I-57 through IL and across the Mississippi River into Missouri. I decided to take it easy with short traveling days and a lot of stops along the way.
Thursday night I stayed at Camelot RV Park in Poplar Bluff, MO - not far off the highway, but not too busy and I had a quiet, peaceful night. Everyone was very friendly. .
My preference is state parks, but they are not always where I need them to be and sometimes they are booked well in advance. I did not make any reservations for this trip back to Texas because I was not sure how I would be feeling or how far I would travel each day.
On Friday, I ended up at Lake Catherine State Park in Hot Springs, AR. I did not go into the city of Hot Springs, as I had been there before. If there were sites available, I would have stayed a second night. Weekends in state parks can be crazy, this park was full, but it was very quiet and I had a large beautiful site at the end of a row.
Friday night, I walked a short trail near the rental boats and the swimming beach. On Saturday morning, before leaving the park, I went on a short hike to the waterfall. There was just a trickle of water running down the rocks. Oh well, it was a good morning walk anyway.