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Harrisburg - 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.


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!

Jennifer Holland

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Beautiful place to walk. Hiking trails are typically submerged due to rain that never really seems to dissipate. There's a good playground for the kids. I hear it's an excellent place to fish, although I haven't tried it yet. The gift shop has as awesome assortment of bait!

Jeff Sharp

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Beautiful place. Good catfishing at night!

John Elinburg

Friday, May 11, 2018
A great place to camp

Walt Proctor

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Very peaceful and great people.

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