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Description - Lake Poinsett State Park is located in the Crowley's Ridge Region of northeastern Arkansas. It is a peaceful park with good fishing and camping facilities.

Attractions - Anglers find 640 acre Lake Poinsett, nestled atop Crowley's Ridge in northeastern Arkansas, a special getaway for bass, bream, catfish and crappie fishing. This peaceful state park offers 29 campsites, picnic areas, a screened-in standard pavilion, playground, hiking trail, launch ramp and boat rentals.

Recreation - 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. Cmaping is available.

Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

Location - Lake Poinsett State Park is located in the Crowley's Ridge Region of northeastern Arkansas. From Harrisburg, travel one mile east on Arkansas Hwy. 14, then go three miles south on Arkansas Hwy. 163 to the park.

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Lake Poinsett State Park, 5752 State Park Lane , Harrisburg, AR, 72434-9571, Phone: 870-578-2064
, lake poinset@arknasas.com

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Arkansas State Parks - Arkansas's beautiful natural resources and history can be found in over 50 state parks and museums throughout the state.
Crowley's Ridge Region - Crowley's Ridge, one of the great geological oddities of the world, has been a recreational haven since the pioneer days.

Arkansas State Parks - Official Arkansas State Parks website.


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