Latitude: 32.075638 Longitude: -92.019861
— From La 4, head south on
La 559. Go 0.1 mile to marker on right.
— From the
Duty/Enterprise Ferry crossing, head north on La 559. Go 13.4
miles to marker on left.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
Landing is perhaps one of the most picturesque sites on the Mounds
Trail, in its setting with a white mansion, pecan grove, and levee.
It’s a 9-foot-tall rectangular platform mound that measures
about 130 by 165 feet at its base. A historic cemetery has helped
prevent looting. Archaeologists cored the mound and found that
it was built in two stages; coring also recovered a thin layer
of plant fiber on the surface of the first stage, but it was not
radiocarbon dated. Local folklore says a second smaller mound
was destroyed or covered by construction of a levee southwest
of the mound, but that has not been verified. The age of the mound
is not known, although analysis of the soil core suggests that
it was probably built AD 700–1200, during the Coles Creek
period. A few ceramic artifacts found near the mound support this