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Lake Poinsett State Park

5752 State Park Lane

Anglers will find the relatively shallow waters of 640-acre Lake Poinsett, nestled atop the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas, a special getaway for crappie, catfish, bream, and bass fishing. Situated on the northern end of this Arkansas Game and Fish Commission lake, the state park offers 29 campsites (four Class A, 22 Class B and three Class D), picnic areas, a standard pavilion (screened with restrooms), boat launch ramp, and boat rentals. Near the picnic area is ample room for impromptu softball games. A children's playground is located between the picnic area and campground. For hiking enthusiasts, the 1.1-mile Great Blue Heron Trail can be enjoyed in a leisurely 45-minute hike.

Activities offered by park interpreters include trail walks, guided kayak and canoe tours, birding and watchable wildlife excursions, Dutch oven cooking workshops, fishing derbies, and more.

To reach Lake Poinsett State Park from Harrisburg, travel one mile east on Ark. 14, then go three miles south on Ark. 163 to the park.


Doug Wells

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Loved it, mostly because it was empty. If it was busy, i wouldn't stay there because there is no privacy between the camp sites. Not an imaginative layout. Nice scenic park though. Lots of space to run around. Great for groups. Showers are clean and nice in my opinion. I didn't check out the trails, or the other half of the park. BRING BUG SPRAY!!! I have never seen clouds of mosquitoes that thick. They are relentless. I almost left in the middle of the night because i couldn't take it. Wasn't able to sleep for it.

Kaitlyn Marshall

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Lake was drained, no cell service, and not much in terms of hiking. Nice picnic area, campground, and play area. Not sure if Iā€™d come back. Maybe once the lake fills back up in 2020?

Nick Lockert

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Went to fish but the whole lake was drained. No warning.. thanks alot

Marcia Brown

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Picnic area and playground was nice. Would have been nicer is the lake was full. šŸ˜ƒ Too bad they don't have a swimming area.šŸŠ

Lisa Shoemate

Sunday, April 1, 2018
We had my daddy's v.a. Memorial service here. It was clean, well maintained. The building we rented was everything we needed. Even electricity!

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