If you get a busy signal when calling the park, please email the park directly at [email protected]. For more, go to our detailed response page.

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.

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Lake Poinsett State Park

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Anglers enjoy Lake Poinsett...
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Camping at Lake Poinsett State Park...
Relax, renew, and connect...
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Take in the beauty of Lake Poinsett State Park...
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What to know

Lake Poinsett is a small, quiet park that is perfect for getting away for the weekend or just a few hours to fish. There are boat rentals and launch ramps on-site with a bait shop nearby. The day-use area includes several picnic tables for family lunches, a heated and cooled pavilion, a playground for the kids, and an open field for ball games. Year-round interpretive programs educate guests on wildlife and the history of the area with trail hikes and kayak tours available. The trails are easy to traverse for all ages. Facilities also include 29 campsites (four Class A, 22 Class B, and three tent sites). From Harrisburg, the park is 1 mile east on Hwy. 14, then go 2 miles south on Hwy. 163.

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Restrooms, Enclosed Pavilion, Climate Controlled

Standard Enclosed Climate Controlled Pavilion
For reservations and more information, please contact the park at 870-578-2064 or [email protected]
Per Day: $110.00


14 ft. Fishing Boat
Daily Rate: $20.00
Half-daily Rate: $15.00
14 ft. Fishing Boat w/ 5 hp and trolling motor
Boat rental available year-round from the visitor center
Daily Rate: $60.00
Half-daily Rate: $45.00
14 ft. Fishing Boat w/5 hp motor
Boat rental available year-round from the visitor center
Daily Rate: $52.00
Half-daily Rate: $30.00
14 ft. Fishing Boat w/trolling motor
Boat rental available year-round from the visitor center
Daily Rate: $30.00
Half-daily Rate: $20.00


Daily Rate: $20.00
Half-daily Rate: $15.00

Solo Kayak

Kayak - Solo
Daily Rate: $15.00
Half-daily Rate: $10.00
5752 State Park Lane
Harrisburg, AR 72432
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