Waterfalls of Lake Catherine State Park
Just 30 minutes away from my home is Lake Catherine State Park. This beautiful park has a few hiking trails that intersect at the “Big Falls.” We’ve had the worst drought I can ever remember so waterfalls around here have been nothing but bare, dry rocks. Hurricane Isaac gave me hope though! I packed up and headed for the trails as soon as the hurricane had passed. There wasn’t as much rain as I had hoped for, but I trusted it was enough.
This is the main reason people hike the trails, the “Big Falls.” It wasn’t roaring by any stretch of the imagination, but it was still quite a nice flow. This is the perfect place to stop and have a snack.
To the south of the big falls is another smaller, but higher waterfall that spills into the same pool of water. It is much harder to get a good picture due to the trees. I took a few closeups though:
Along the way, there are also some smaller falls. These are much smaller but no less beautiful in my assessment.
I think the above photo with the log is my personal favorite. Lastly, I took some time to get a couple of macro pictures before I left. Quite a nice hike this day!