Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Cabins at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.jpg
Cabins at the park
Map showing the location of Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Map showing the location of Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location Richland Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 32°28′57″N 91°29′41″W / 32.4824883°N 91.4946266°W / 32.4824883; -91.4946266Coordinates: 32°28′57″N 91°29′41″W / 32.4824883°N 91.4946266°W / 32.4824883; -91.4946266[1]
Area 2,700 acres (11 km2; 4.2 sq mi)[2]
Established 2005[3]
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
Official website
A view of the lake near the state park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is a state park in Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana located along a 2,700 acres (4.2 sq mi) man-made reservoir offering camping and watersport activities, swimming, hiking, and fishing.[1] The reservoir is named after nearby Poverty Point, an archeological site settled between 1,400 and 700 B.C. consisting of Native-American earthworks and other artifacts.[4] The park has eight deluxe cabins, four standard cabins, and fifty-four campsites.[1]

Birding is excellent since the region falls in the Mississippi Flyway for many winged species. Depending on the season, visitors can expect to see cormorants, ducks, geese and pelicans.[1]

Fishing is a supported at the park via a 48 slip marina, boat launch, fish cleaning station, and concession area. Fisherman may expect to catch largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill and channel catfish.[1]

Visitors may take advantage of the .5 miles (0.80 km) walking trail near Bayou Macon, but should be advised of black bears.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Poverty Point Reservoir State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Smith, Darren L. (2007-05-30). Gill, Kay, ed. Parks Directory of the United States (5 ed.). Omnigraphics, Inc. p. 502. 
  3. ^ "Poverty Point Reservoir" (PDF). Louisiana Department of Public Works and Water Resources. 
  4. ^ "Poverty Point Reservoir State Park". 

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