Area Activities


Boating, Fishing & Other Water Fun


Of course fishing, boating, and water sports are the activities of choice at the lake.

Even if you donít have a boat you can always fish off the dock and who knows, you may even land a state record walleye or bass.

There is a sandbar straight out from the cabin that is a hotspot for Northerns.Just north of that sandbar is another that is a known hotspot for walleye.

For more info on fishing Lake Poinsett including a map of the lake, go to the ďAbout the LakeĒ page.

Don't forget your fishing pole!



Restaurants and Nightlife


There are several places to eat and enjoy a drink by the lake on the south side of Lake Poinsett.There are docks available to take the boat to the majority of these places.

The food is great and the views are even better!





Lake Region Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole golf course located on the west side of the lake between Lake Albert and Lake Poinsett.

The original 9 holes, constructed in 1967, are beautiful with mature trees and landscaping.The second 9 holes are a few years old with great views of Lake Albert.

They offer a full modern clubhouse with cart rentals and anything else you may need to enjoy a day on the links.They do take tee time reservations over the phone.

For more information visit their web site.You will find a link on the links page.



Lake Poinsett State Park


The park is just a short walk down the road to the south of the cabin.If you enter on foot or bike it is free to enter.If you enter by car you will need to pay an entrance fee or buy a yearly park pass.

There are many things to do in the park including the Lake Poinsett museum, scenic hiking trails, a disc golf course, basketball, sand volleyball, amphitheater events, and of course many picnic areas.

Click on the links below to view maps of Lake Poinsett state park and visit the links page for a link to the Lake Poinsett SD Game Fish & Park website.


Lake Poinsett recreation area

Lake Poinsett state park trail system

Lake Poinsett state park walking map



Lake Poinsett Disc Golf Course Ė At Lake Poinsett State Park

New to Lake Poinsett Recreational Area in 2013 is the Lake Poinsett Disc Golf Course.Itís one of 12 courses in state parks throughout South Dakota.

Itís a fun way to get some exercise and enjoy Lake Poinsett State Park and all the views of the lake.It is located in the center of Lake Poinsett State Park.

See if you can top my all-time best score of a Par 32!


Lake Poinsett disc golf course scorecard



Lake Poinsett Museum Ė At Lake Poinsett State Park

Located inside the entrance building at Lake Poinsett State Park.Free admission.

The visitors take away an interest in the history of the Lake Poinsett region and the people of the past.

The museum is visited by travelers from all over the world.

Spend an hour and learn the history of our lake region.



Ingalls Family Homestead

Take a trip into the past by visiting the Ingalls homestead located in DeSmet South Dakota.

DeSmet is full of Ingalls history including a house that Pa built, another house that the family briefly lived in and of course the original Ingalls homestead just southeast of town.

DeSmet is also the hometown of South Dakota artist Harvey Dunn.DeSmet is just a short drive from the cabin and well worth the drive!

Visit the links page for a link to their website.



Bryant Cinema

Bryant Cinema was built in 1920 and located in Bryant SD.Bryant is 25 miles west of the cabin.

Current movies are shown every weekend.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Visit the links page for a link to their website.



South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

Located 14 miles northwest of the cabin in Lake Norden SD is the SD Amateur Baseball Hall Of Fame.

The Hall of Fame displays and preserves memories of baseball in South Dakota

Exhibits and pictures, professionally refurbished in 2008.

Phone: 605.785.3553



Terry Redlin Art Museum

Located in Watertown just a short 15-minute drive north of the cabin.View some of this world famous artist's greatest works.Visit the links page for a link to their website.