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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground

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  • A row of trees lines the beginning loop of the campground.- Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • A footpath leads from the campground to a covered pavilion next to the reservoir. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • A footpath from the campground that leads to the bathhouse. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • The playground and bathhouse are conveniently located next to each other. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • A pretty scene from the Hard Bottom Trail that begins in the campground near the bathhouse. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • There were several signs warning of black bears in the area. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • One of the spacious campsites offered at Poverty Point. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • A view of some of the lakeside cabins. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • Looking out the deck of one of the lakeside cabins. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • Each cabin has it's own dock, making access to the water easy. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • A system of elevated footpaths connect some of the lodges. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • Inside one of the lodges. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
  • Sunrise over the campground. - Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Very nice bathhouse. Clean campground.
Cons: 
Lacks wilderness feel.
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Region:
Mississippi River Delta, LA
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
State of Louisiana
Price per night (basic site): 
26.00 $ (21.83 €)
Congestion: 
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
54
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Poverty Point Campground is located in Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in northern Louisiana just outside the town of Delhi. The campground makes a wide loop along the edge of Bayou Macon, with the main attraction being the Poverty Point Reservoir. There are 45 sites with full RV water, electric, and sewage hookups. There are nine “improved” campsites with water and electricity. Those who are tent camping might find campsites 43 through 50 more tent-friendly, as these sites back up into the forest and offer a little more privacy and shade. These improved campsites all have 10-foot by 10-foot raised gravel pads for tents. The campground is incredibly well-kept, which lends a friendly neighborhood feel to the campground. You’ll find the playground, bathhouse, and laundry room are all conveniently located next to each other. The bathhouse is surprisingly clean, and the showers are more than spacious.

The trailhead to Hard Bottom Trail is located right next to the bathhouse. Hard Bottom takes you down to the edge of Bayou Macon and connects with Jesse James Trail after just a short distance. Keep your eyes out for wildlife while on this hike!  

On the south shore of the lake there are four two-bedroom lodges overlooking the south shore of the lake, each with an upstairs with loft. The lodges each sleep 10 people and have a full kitchen, bathroom, screened porches and open deck. Several of the lodges are connected via elevated paths that wind through the forest between the lodges. A covered boat dock is provided for lodge guests on the southwest shoreline across from the lodge area. Please note that pets are not allowed in any of the buildings, including the cabins and lodges.

Campsites can be reserved ahead of time or potentially obtained the day of if the campground isn’t full. Cabins need to be reserved well in advance during the busy season (spring through fall).

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