Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Poverty Point Reservoir (2013) IMG 7439.JPG
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, May 2013
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
LocationRichland Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates32°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]
Area2,700 acres (11 km2; 4.2 sq mi)[2]
Governing bodyLouisiana Office of State Parks
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 BC 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, bald eagles, 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]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Poverty Point Reservoir State Park - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. 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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