Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Updated:05/2013

Layout Map of Poverty Point Reservoir SPThe 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 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.
Overnight guests can choose from two-bedroom waterfront cabins, spacious lodges with loft bedrooms, or RV camping. A water playground in the campground area provides a place for our younger visitors to beat the heat.

  • 9 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)
  • 45 Premium Campsites (water, electrical and sewerage hookup)
A nature trail winds along a off-shoot of Bayou Macon. 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.
North Marina Complex
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.

  • From I-20 take the Delhi exit and go north approximately 3 miles to the park entrance.
  • GPS Coordinates: N 32 28 56.958; W 91 29 40.656.
  • For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.

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1500 Poverty Point Parkway
Delhi, LA  71232
Phone: 318-878-7536
Toll Free: 800-474-0392

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  • Richland Parish, Louisiana