April 19 – 22, 2019
Lake Catherine State Park
We arrived at Lake Catherine State Park mid afternoon after a wet driving day. It was nice to see no rain in the forecast for our time here. This is a really nice campground with lots if shade and plenty to do. Its definitely a locals campground.
On Saturday we drove to Hot Springs National Park. The main attraction for this park is water. Old documents show that American Indians knew about and bathed in the hot springs during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Their ancestors may have also known about the hot springs. Some believe that the traces of minerals and an average temperature of 143°F/62° C give the waters whatever therapeutic properties they may have. People also drink the waters from the cold springs, which have different chemical components and properties. Besides determining the chemical composition and origins of waters, scientists have determined that the waters emerging from these hot springs are over 4000 years old. The park collects 700,000 gallons a day for use in public drinking fountains and bathhouses.
On Sunday we went back to Hot Springs to take in some hiking. We drove the 3 1/2 mile loop of the Hot Springs Mountain Trail but we stopped at the top and parked so we could hike.
After our hike we went back into town again. This time we had empty water bottles to collect our water. I must say it’s pretty good.
After a fun day again in Hot Springs we headed back to the campground.
Well our time is up again and it’s on the road again to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
We are glad you’re following along.