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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.


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.

Peg Belshe

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Arrived after dark and unfortunately had to leave by 9:00 am. We hope to come back to this BEAUTIFUL state park. Got a little hike in. Interesting history. Campsites are spacious. Grounds are well cared for. Restrooms are clean. All in all this is an AWESOME campground.

Malinda Forney

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Best sleep I had in months. So beautiful. Gods country.

Jackie Carbon

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Secluded sites or open ones. All sites have water and electric. Premium sites have water, electric, & sewer. Beautiful area. Trails. Lake. Road noise in distance though. We just got here so that’s all I’ve had time to observe

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