Lake Poinsett State Park
Lake Poinsett State Park

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5752 State Park Lane
Harrisburg, AR 72432
GPS: 35.532516, -90.687171
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Special Notice — July 10, 2017

Lake Poinsett State Park is open for camping, hiking, and use of our day use areas. The park is still selling bait and open for interpretive programs and school groups. However, AGFC is draining Lake Poinsett to repair the water control structure, erosion control, and for installation of new fishing habitats. The lake should be fully drained by September. While the lake is drained, guests at Lake Poinsett State Park will be allowed to access the lake at their own risk. Once the lake is dry visitors to the lake should refrain from accessing the lake bed. We also ask that guests please be vigilant and maintain a safe distance away from the construction going on around the lake. We expect the lake should begin to refill naturally by 2020. The lake will be a great fishing mecca again, but it may take some time. Following the renovations, we expect Lake Poinsett to have excellent productivity and strong fisheries for many years. Please call the park directly for updates: 1-870-578-2064.

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.

Hours
Visitor Center:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
With the following exception:
Jan., Feb., & Dec. Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m. - noon 

Boat Rental:
Available year-round from the visitor center
Brochures

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