Lamarque Landing Mound
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 31.726047 Longitude: -91.647188
Driving Directions:
— From US 84, head north on La 566. Go 9.0 miles to marker on right.
— From US 425/La 15, head west on La 566. Go 6.9 miles to marker on left.
Number of Mounds: 1 Number of Visible Mounds: 1
Summer Viewing: Fair Winter Viewing: Good 

The single conical mound at Lamarque sits on a natural levee of the Tensas River. It’s one of six such solitary mound sites (five with markers) along the river, and is about 6 feet tall and 115 feet in diameter. Highway construction in 1956 cut through the mound and exposed three stages of mound construction. The mound is about 75% intact today. Pottery pieces exposed by plowing near the mound date to about AD 1000 (Coles Creek/Plaquemine periods). Some of those artifacts were at a depth of 3 feet, leading archaeologists to believe there is a buried living surface near the mound. A small historic cemetery is on the west side of the site.