Labor Day fun at Poinsett State Park

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Lake Poinsett State Park will host Labor Day Events Sept. 2, 3 and 4.

The staff at Lake Poinsett State Park invites everyone to join in celebrating Labor Day weekend.

"We still have campsites available and we'll have activities for kids of all ages," said a park representative.

Everyone is invited to join the park staff for an informative and fun tour of all that Lake Poinsett has to offer on Friday, Sept. 2, for a Sunset Kayak Cruise, starting at 7 p.m. The fee is $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6 to 12. Advance reservations are required.

"What better way to spend the day at beautiful Lake Poinsett than by horseback?," said the park staff. On Saturday, Sept. 3, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m., Lake Poinsett will host Kids and Horses in the Park. The staff is offering hand-led horseback rides by experienced personnel. The fee is $3 per person and includes fresh popped kettle corn.

Children may join the park rangers for fun campfire treats in a tasty program designed for kids and the young at heart with the Campfire Goodies program at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Chocolate biscuits and kettle corn are on the menu. The fee is $2.

The park offers a chance to catch a glimpse into the lives of children who lived in the area hundreds of years ago with the Historic Games program at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. The staff will be offering Native American and pioneer games to celebrate the rich history left behind.

Lake Poinsett State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The 135-acre park offers camping, a boat launch ramp, a standard pavilion, picnic sites, restrooms and bathhouse on 640-acre Lake Poinsett.

Along with the visitor center and gift shop, the park offers two nature trails and year-round interpretive programs. For more information about the yard sale or any other park events, contact the park at (870) 578-2064 or visit

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