Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine


Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine

Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine are a pair of man-made lakes around Hot Springs, Arkansas. The two lakes have greatly improved the tourism in Hot Springs. Both Lakes were created by Arkansas Power and Light Company, now Entergy Corporation.

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Lake Hamilton

Lake Hamilton is a convert|7200|acre|km2|0|sing=on lake near Lake Hamilton, Arkansas and Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is located on the Ouachita River, one of Arkansas's most popular rivers. It is formed from Carpenter Dam. Along with Lake Catherine and Lake Ouachita, it is one of the lakes that helps make Hot Springs a boom for tourism. The lake was created in 1932, mainly to generate hydroelectricity, but now it also serves as a recreational getaway. Much of the lake is surrounded with resorts, restaurants, and motels. Parasailing, boating, fishing, and waterskiing are popular on Lake Hamilton, and the rest of the lakes around Hot Springs. A 400 passenger riverboat called the Belle of Hot Springs offers cruises on Lake Hamilton. Garvan Woodland Gardens, a convert|210|acre|km2|1|sing=on botanical park is also accessible by boat.

Lake Catherine

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Lake Catherine is a small convert|1940|acre|km2|0|sing=on lake near Hot Springs. Lake Catherine is separated from Lake Hamilton by Carpenter Dam. Lake Catherine State Park is located on the lake's shore. The state park contains 18 cabins. Lake Catherine was created in the 1920s with the building of Remmel Dam. Remmel Dam was created to provide hydroelectricity, but recreation came as a result of lake's location next to Hot Springs.

See also

*List of Arkansas dams and reservoirs

External links

* [http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=2 Lake Catherine State Park]
* [http://www.arkansas.com/lakes-rivers/lake/id/11 Lake Catherine]
* [http://www.arkansas.com/lakes-rivers/lake/id/18 Lake Hamilton]


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