Lake Poinsett Recreation Area

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Unknown
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $6.00
Address
45617 S Poinsett Dr
Arlington, SD 57212
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
Description
Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, the namesake park of Joel Poinsett, a former U.S. Secretary of War, is located in Arlington, South Dakota. Mr. Poinsett assisted early exploration efforts of the area. In 1838, two prominent explorers named Joseph Nicollet and John Fremont settled for the night at the northernmost point of Lake Poinsett. From its earliest discovery, this lakeside beauty was identified as an idyllic setting for camping and recreational opportunities.

Visitors to this lakeside facility love its rural charm and natural landscape. On-site are two large campgrounds offering visitors the choice of 114 sites suited to tenting or RV living or 4 cabins of various sizes. There are also on site waste disposal stations for those camping in RV's. Lake Poinsett Recreation Area offers many family-friendly pursuits for all to enjoy. On-site activities include basketball, camping, disc golf, fishing, boating, and much more. There are also many hiking trails where families can leisurely stroll to reconnect with nature.

For those who love to swim, Lake Poinsett is an ideal haven for swimming. Also available for public use are an on site boat ramp, a fish cleaning station, a fishing pole rental counter, and a visitor's center. Bathrooms are provided for public use and include toilets and potable water suitable to keep Fido and his family well-hydrated. Picnic areas are plentiful throughout the park and include shelters to provide protection from the sun.

The fee for park entrance is $6 per vehicle; however, passes can be purchased which permit year-round access. Campsites and cabins are available by reservation only and are also fee-based. While dogs are welcome at Lake Poinsett Recreation Area, they must remain on a lead of no greater than 10 feet at all times. Dogs are not permitted in designated swimming areas. 

There are no specific rules governing the use of the park; however, it is recommended that all dogs be current on vaccinations. It is also wise for dogs to bear the appropriate state licensing tag. It is unknown if poop bags are provided on-site. However, it is required by park officials that all owners promptly pick up and properly dispose of any canine waste materials. For a relaxing vacation you will never forget, plan a visit to Lake Poinsett Recreation Area. 

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Address
45617 S Poinsett Dr
Arlington, SD 57212
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours