A Rural Location
Lake Poinsett is located 20 miles south of Watertown,
and 25 miles northwest of Brookings.
The closest towns to Lake Poinsett are the
rural communities of Estelline – 7 miles east,
and Lake Norden – 7 miles west.
1 Lake, 2 Counties, 3 Townships, 4 Towns
• Portions of Lake Poinsett lay within two counties:
Brookings and Hamlin County
• Shared by three townships: Norden, Estelline,
• Subdivided by four towns and their postal zip
code boundaries: Arlington, Lake Norden, Castlewood,
Lake Roads & Public Access
Find your way around Lake Poinsett's shoreline community and easily locate the three public access boat ramps - Sorenson, Saarinen, and Prestrude.
The LP State Recreation Area has a boat launch too.
There is a public beach without a boat ramp - Lake Poinsett Public Access off of HWY 28 (locals call it Hammer's Pasture).