Lake Poinsett Recreation Area NTDGC

Map of Lake Poinsett Recreation Area Disc Golf Course

The Lake Poinsett Recreation Area Nature Trail Disc Golf Course is a ½ miles (one way) 9-hole course on grassy flat terrain.

One of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Poinsett was named after Joel Poinsett who served as U.S. Secretary of War. Lake Poinsett is 8,000 acres large and has over 30 miles of sandy shoreline. Lake Poinsett Recreation Area offers disc golf, a public beach, boat launch, and campgrounds.

Track an adventure here
Disc golf sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Disc Golf
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Weeping Willow leaves
Cottonwood bark
Cottonwood seed pods
Blue Spruce needles
Red Cedar
Campground on the lake
Maple leaves
Hole one basket

Adventures for Lake Poinsett Recreation Area NTDGC

"Birdies" scorecard
Disc Golf

Lake Poinsett Birds

Trail length:
0.50 miles
Whether in good shots or in actual birds, it's always good to see as many "Birdies" as possible during your round of disc golf. The "Birdies" scorecard/field-guide was designed to help players identify some of the more common birds found here. How many "Birdies" will you see during your round today?
"Tree Love" scorecard
Disc Golf

Lake Poinsett Trees

Trail length:
0.50 miles
When disc golfers hit a tree with their disc and get a favorable bounce, they call that “Tree Love.” Use the pictures on this scorecard to identify a few of the trees found here. Every time you hit a tree with your frisbee, take a second to try to identify it. Look at its bark, leaf shape and other identifying features. Soon, identifying trees will be as easy as making a five foot putt.


45617 S. Poinsett Drive
Arlington, SD 57212
Latitude: 44.539100000000
Longitude: -97.073891700000

Lake Poinsett Recreation Area is located in northeastern South Dakota, 14 miles northeast of the city of Arlington off of US Hwy 81. For a directional map please click here


The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Disc Golf Course was made possible through partnerships formed between the Kids in Parks program and the South Dakota State Parks Department, with funds provided by South Dakota Department of Health, Healthy South Dakota Program.