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Advisories [1]
  • Cabin 6 is closed indefinitely, due to fire damage.
Address:
1500 Poverty Point Parkway
Delhi, LA 71232

Coordinates:
32.483158, -91.493561

Park Map:

Hours of Operation:
Site is open daily

Gate Opening Times:
Sunday through Thursday
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • open at 6 a.m.
  • close at 10 p.m.
Entrance Station Hours:
Sunday through Thursday
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
  • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance Fees
  • $3 a person
  • Free for seniors (62 & older)
  • Free for children (3 & under)

Phone:
318-878-75361-800-474-0392

Email:
povertypointres@crt.la.gov


Online Reservations

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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. ↓ show more

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.

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North Marina Complex
The North Marina Complex, off La. 17 on the northwest corner of the lake, features a swimming beach area, boat launch, marina with 48 covered boat slips, concession area, fishing pier and fish cleaning station. The marina complex is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). ↓ show more

The rental boat slips in the marina complex are available on an annual lease basis. Lease rental fee information can be obtained by contacting the Reservation Center at 1-877-226-7652. Each boat slip provides connections for electricity and water.

Lake & Marina Rules
Marina Slip Rental Agreement


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Upcoming Events


Reservable Facilities
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

Cabins/Lodges: Basic cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, silverware, towels and linens are provided. Bring your own food and personal supplies. (click here for facility pictures and layouts) (map)

Deluxe CabinsNov. 1, 2017 – Feb. 27, 2018
$90/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$105/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
8 available, 1 is ADA compliant; sleeps up to 8 people with 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Standard LodgeNov. 1, 2017 – Feb. 27, 2018
$95/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$125/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
4 available, 1 is ADA compliant; sleeps up to 10 people with 2 double beds, 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa sleeper
Pavilions$50/day3 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each.
*Units are equipped with grills/ fire rings.
Meeting Room$100/day plus taxCapacity is 50 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups
CLICK FOR RENTAL INFORMATION

Additional Information About Overnight Facilities


Camping:
A $6 non-refundable fee will be assessed on each reservation transaction made online, via phone, or as a walk-in.

( map of campsites)
45 Premium Campsites (water, electrical and sewerage hookup)$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
9 Improved Campsites (water and electrical hookup)$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age & Golden Access Passports) (Available through the National Park Service. Click here for more information)
Holders of the Passes, whose state of residence also honors the America the Beautiful pass, are entitled to a 50% reduction on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. (Passport holders are allowed one site per passport).

Hiking

Trails at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

  • 1/2-mile Walking Trail

State Park Operated Rentals

Golf Carts - $10/cart per day; $100 annual permit available

Rental Boats

Flat Bottom Boats$20 per dayincludes 2 paddles and 3 life jackets
Canoes$7 per hour or
$25 per day
includes paddles, life jackets
  • Additional life jackets can be rented for $2 each where available
  • Price varies with concessionaire rentals - please contact site to check availability and rates

Other Attractions:

A Birder's Guide to Louisiana gives directions to over 100 areas for birding throughout the state, includes maps, Louisiana specialties, and contains beautiful photography and checklists of Louisiana birds and other wildlife. The Guide was produced through a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.
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