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Pristine nature – year-round pleasure.

The Setting

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park (Delhi) offers year round fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, blue gill and channel catfish. Two boat launches, a 48-boat slip marina, fishing pier and fish cleaning station provide a great place to enjoy recreational and sport fishing. In addition to fishing and watersports, the region falls within the Mississippi Flyway for many winged species. Depending on the season, visitors will see cormorants, ducks, geese and pelicans.

Overnight visitors can choose from more than 50 campsites; or for those less inclined to “rough it,” from 8 cabins located right on the reservoir or from 4 lodges set back on Bayou Macon.

The lake is named after nearby Poverty Point, a Native American site consisting of complex earthworks that has been a rich source of artifacts. Its builders, a people belonging to what's been dubbed the "Poverty Point culture," settled between 1,400 and 700 B.C. on the banks of Bayou Macon near what is now the community of Epps. That lake and park are just a few minutes from the state historic site makes Poverty Point a great place for a summer vacation, offering not only fishing or boating but a cultural experience as well.

Fees at Louisiana State Parks

Entrance fee:
• $1/person at recreational sites
Overnight fees:
• Standard Cabins $70/night
• Deluxe Cabins $90/night
• Premium Campsites (i.e. pull-through or prime location sites) $18/night
• Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup) $16/night
• Unimproved/Primitive/Tent Campsites (without hookups) $12/night
Boat rentals:
• $15-20/day; life jackets and paddles are included, contact site for more details.

To find out more about Louisiana’s State Parks and Historic sites call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) or visit us online at www.lastateparks.com.


1500 Poverty Point Parkway, Delhi, LA 71232
318-878-7536 or 800-474-0392 toll free

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