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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

1500 Poverty Point Pkwy.

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 water sports 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.

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.


Dee Degon

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Very nice lodges. My boyfriend's family came down from Michigan, Vermont, and Mississippi. More than 3 of the lodges were rented by them. They were very clean, spacious, and had most of the basic amenities of home. They are wooden structures, with lots of wooden and leather furniture. I didn't understand the rule about not moving some furniture in order to make proper seating arrangements, but we did move a few. But since they are all over 6'5 tall, picking them up was a breeze. We rented out the visitors center as well, for the function. It was a great place to meet, and hold a reception. I have no idea as to the costs involved, but it's very nice and pretty.

Delizia Jones

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Stay in cabin three for two nights couldn’t check in until 3. This is very inconvenient and a ripoff the cabin is 150 a night check out time is at 11... I’m glad we rented the cabin for two nights so we did get the full effect of how nice the cabins are, another problem we encountered was a couple of roaches but I’m thinking this is due to the cabins being on the water... nevertheless my husband and son really enjoyed fishing overnight, this a great place to go for a family outing, very spacious, the outside will fool you but the inside is very nice..... we will be renting a cabin again in the near future!

Artie Dow

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We rented Cabin 1 and are absolutely loving it!!!! From the initial reservation process through check in has been a great experience. The staff are super nice and helpful. The cabin is in a beautiful setting on the water and upon walking in the front door we were blown away. It is spacious and very clean. 1000% recommend a stay here.


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Poverty Point Reservoir is a beautiful backdrop for watching sunsets and waterfowl migration. The cabins are clean and spacious. The view from the kitchen is breath taking. A fully equipped kitchen is provided. Huge screened in porch . Nice boat ramp just for your cabin. I particularly enjoyed the cabin because of the gentle swaying motion - very peaceful and relaxing. While there, you must try the Waterfront Grill at the nearby Black Bear Golf Course. Also, the Indian mounds tour is fascinating.

Willard Dunn

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Clean, with in ground sewage hook ups. Conveniently located near the Poverty Point World Heritage Indian Park and Museum. Only turn off was the pitiful beach. Covered with goose droppings. My wife and I decided we weren't gonna walk through that, or take a dip either. Other than that, it's a nice park and area.

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