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Poinsett County, AR--Brett Garrett Reports

Community Spotlight: Poinsett County Attractions

November 30, 2006--Posted at 6:30 p.m. CST

POINSETT COUNTY, AR--They say all work and no play will make for a dull person. However, residents in Northeast Arkansas are lucky to have so many recreation options in close reach.

Located in the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge, Lake Poinsett State Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers camping, picnicking, boating and of course fishing.

"A lot of good fishing around here. They host some bass tournaments around here too," said Ricky Pierce, owner of Rick's Bait & Tackle.

Ricky Pierce owns the bait shop just down the road from the state park. He sells all kinds of baits because Lake Poinsett has something for just about all kinds of fishermen.

"If you want bass you would use bass lures. If you want crappie you use crappie lures or live bait. I sell that too," said Pierce.

Lake Poinsett is just one of the outdoor attractions in Poinsett County. While Stuttgart is considered the duck capitol of Arkansas, more hunters from across the region are coming to Poinsett County for hot spots like Bayou DeView.

"Good ducking hunting and a lot of good deer hunting around," said Pierce.

Bayou DeView is situated on more than 4000 acres of land. The rice producing area makes it a prime spot for hunters.

"I am proud to be here to be able to hunt and fish and enjoy life and enjoy outdoors. It's real great," said Pierce.

If hunting and fishing aren't your thing, don't worry there is something for speed junkies too. Things are always revving up at the Poinsett County Speedway.

If the weather doesn't cooperate with your outdoor recreation schedule, Poinsett County also has a number of museums for history buffs in Marked Tree, Lepanto, and Tyronza.

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