Coordinates: Latitude: 32.917916 Longitude: -91.771527
— From US 165, head west on La 140 (Old Bonita Road).
Go 7.2 miles to Knox Ferry Road (0.4 mile past Venable Mound);
turn right. Go 1.6 miles to marker on left.
— From US 425, head northeast on La 140. Go 7.4 miles
to Knox Ferry Road; turn left. Go 1.6 miles to marker on left.
of Mounds: 1
of Visible Mounds: 1
Bayou Mound may be one of the oldest mounds in Louisiana. This
dome-shaped mound is now about 51⁄2 feet high, and about
130 by 165 feet at the base. It has one construction stage, but
originally was taller than it is today. Although Caney Bayou Mound
has been significantly disturbed by years of plowing, it’s
still an important site on the Mounds Trail because of its antiquity.
Projectile points and stone tools found near the mound are from
the Archaic period, and no pottery has been found at the site.
Based on soil weathering and artifacts, Caney Bayou Mound appears
to be as old as 3000 BC. By comparison, the first Egyptian pyramids
were constructed in approximately 2800 BC.