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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
1500 Poverty Point Parkway
Delhi, Louisiana   71232

Phone: 800-474-0392
Toll Free: 800-474-0392
Reservations: 800-474-0392
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'Poverty Point'
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Rainbow over the reservoir

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Bald eagle nesting at Poverty Point

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'The marina'
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Sunrise on the marina at Poverty Point

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'Marina beach'
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the beach at the Poverty Point marina

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'Lake house'
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Sunrise from one of the many house on Poverty Point

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Sunrise on the north end of Poverty Point

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'State park'
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Sunrise from the boat launch

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
'Marina bridge'
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Sunrise on the Marina bridge at Poverty Point

The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl migration each spring and fall.

The reservoir, just three miles north of Delhi in Richland Parish, was created in 2001 as a water resource for the area and outdoor recreation outlet.

The site name is derived from a nearby Native American site consisting of complex earthworks and artifacts. Dubbed the Poverty Point culture, its people settled on the banks of Bayou Macon, near what is now the community of Epps, between 1,400 and 700 B.C. Park guests are only 20 minutes away from Poverty Point State Historic Site for day trips to what has become a focal point for archaeological research since the mid 20th century.

The fish and wildlife species inhabiting or migrating through the reservoir are numerous. Anglers can fish the lake year round for largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill and channel catfish. The region falls within the Mississippi Flyway for many winged species. Depending on the season, visitors will see cormorants, ducks, geese and pelicans.

Special attention should be given to any Louisiana black bear sightings on or near the reservoir. The eastern edge of the park, along Bayou Macon, contains attractive bear habitat and visitors are cautioned to keep all exterior cabin areas and day-use areas cleared of accessible food products and refuse. Bear-proof containers are provided for waste disposal throughout the park.

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
9 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup).45 Premium Campsites (water, electrical and sewerage hookup).
Deluxe Cabins 8 available, 1 is ADA compliant, sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper. Lodges 4 available.
Water Playground offers refreshing fun.
The two, four-lane boat launches, one at the North Marina Complex and one at the South Landing, provide access to the water. Both gated launch areas will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., including weekends and holidays. A fish cleaning station is provided at each launch area for visitor use.

Boats includes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets.Canoes includes paddles, life jackets.

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The North Marina Complex, off La. 17 on the northwest corner of the lake, features a swimming beach area, boat launch, marina with 48 covered boat slips, concession area, fishing pier and fish cleaning station. The marina complex is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).

The rental boat slips in the marina complex are available on an annual lease basis. Lease rental fee information can be obtained by contacting the Reservation Center at 1-877-226-7652. Each boat slip provides connections for electricity and water.

Black Bear Golf Course (253 Black Bear Drive, Delhi) - A ?must play? on Louisiana?s Audubon Golf Trail, this course is located near Bayou Macon and offers various levels of challenge to golfers. After the 18th hole, enjoy a meal and refreshing beverage at the Waterfront Grill.

Poverty Point State Historic Site (East of Monroe and north of I-20 on LA 577 northeast of Epps) - The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site.

Chemin-A-Haut State Park (East of US 425, 10 miles north of Bastrop) ? French for "high road," Chemin-A-Haut is a 503-acre state park situated on a high bluff overlooking scenic Bayou Bartholomew. The park offers 26 improved campsites, 14 vacation cabins, a day use area with a swimming pool, picnic area and 7 playgrounds. Two barrier-free nature trails and a conference room make this a popular area year-round.

Lake D'Arbonne State Park (5 miles west of Farmerville on LA 2) ? A fisherman's paradise, this 655-acre state park is nestled in a pine forest and rolling hills along the shores of Lake D'Arbonne. The park features 18 cabins, 65 improved campsites, a visitors center, a swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, picnic tables and grills, 3 fishing piers, a boat ramp and a fish-cleaning station.

Jimmie Davis State Park at Caney Lake (Off LA 4 southwest of Chatham, on Lakeshore Drive/State Road 1209) ? Situated on an outstanding bass-fishing lake, the parks offers 73 improved camping sites, picnicking, 19 cabins, a group camp with a capacity of 120, 2 boat ramps, a fishing pier, swimming beach and is an ideal spot to launch biking expeditions.

The Cotton Museum (Hwy. 65 north, Lake Providence) ? Visitors can get a first-hand look at the day-to-day operations of a plantation where cotton was the major cash crop.

Panola Pepper Company (1414 Holland Delta Drive, Lake Providence) ? Established in the mid-1980s, this company offers over 30 sauces, seasonings and condiments. Open for tours 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tensas National Wildlife Refuge (Off I-20 via US 65 [Tallulah Exit] or off I-20 via LA 577 [Waverly Exit]) ? This refuge encompasses 57,000-acres of bottomland forest. Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, canoeing, interpreted trails, a boardwalk and educational programs abound.

Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge (6 miles north of Bastrop on Cooper Lake Road) ? Wildlife viewing is made easy with an observation tower. The site is open daylight hours only.

Bayou Macon, Russell Sage and Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Areas ? Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of activities including waterfowl and game hunting, day-hiking, birding, fishing and camping at these nearby areas.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 5 Beautiful Cabins by Domenic, Pa.
We stayed at the park after my neices wedding. Everyone was very impressed at the find my sister and brother in law found in your park, and were very pleased with everything. The cabins were beautiful.
July 14 We enjoyed it!!! by Henderson Family
We loved this State Park. We have no complaints whatsoever. We will for sure be back. On the 4th of July the house directly across put on a firework show that was out of this world. It was the best my family had ever seen and lasted approx. 45min. 2 thumbs up Poverty Point!!! also, we had to make an er visit bc my son fell and the local hospital was great.
May 1 Fix a Family Heaven by Blaylock Family
Beatiful, absolute serenity! Out of this world sunsets and sunrises!!!
March 5 A Wonderful Place To Unwind
My husband and I do not live but a little over an hour to this state park but we love to pull our camper trailer here...it is so relaxing and I love the area to walk...we love it here and its so clean....
February 19 Great Place To Relax by Julia Pearce, Walker, LA
Spent a couple of nights here recently with a friend and it is soooo relaxing to get away to a beautiful place like this. The cabin was very clean and looked new. It was cold and raining the whole time we were there, but was still an enjoyable stay. We have already booked again, for 3 nights, at the end of March. Can hardly wait!
January 17 Our Family Vacation Spot by Christina Rivera
We have been staying in the cabins and lodges for the last 3 years and plan on going again this year! We love to fish right off the back porch of the cabin and enjoy not having to drive very far for a wonderful vacation! We only live about 25 miles from Delhi!
January 2 Beautiful Serenity
Our first time to Poverty Point was in September of 2009. It was so beautiful and very relaxing. The cabins were amazing we plan to go this month for my birthday.
September 21 My Favorite getaway spot! by leleg67@aol.com
I only live 20 miles from Poverty Point and its my favorite place to go to. You cant beat the serenity of the cabins over the water. I feel blessed to live so close to such a beautiful place. Now My whole family loves to spend time there either for the night or the week. We even have our christmas there. Better book early though!!
July 21 RELAX RELAX RELAX by a tho
Great for faimly getaway my young adults love it seventeen-twentyone peaceful we stayed seven days opt out from water park to expense this year this park great for budget looking forward for two weeks before schools start
July 19 the nices park we camped out on our 3 wk by virginia1942
The restrooms are air conditioned free wifi. ranger & girl in office were great
January 12 The best family vacation spot by Gayle Morgan
This will be our 5th year to stay at the lodges and cabins. Our family normally rents 3 to 4 of them at a time. The staff is always very helpful and the lodges/cabins are awesome. Our whole family looks forward to it every year!
January 2 Nice camping inexpensive and lots to do. by rv_mates
June 29 by C. Boyd
The park will be better as the trees mature and the park is more shaded. The downside to the park is that you cannot see the water from the campsites. There is also no swimming from the campground. The young children love the water feature in the park.

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park ? (1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi, LA 71232; 1-800-474-0392 or 318-878-7536). The site is three miles north of Delhi with separate South Landing and North Marina Complex entrances off La. 17. Travelers heading east or west on I-20 take the Delhi exit and go north. Lodge reservations can be made by calling 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652).

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