Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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Poverty Point State Park cabins
Monroe - Rustin Area

1500 Poverty Point Parkway
Delhi, LA 71232
United States

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
Admission/Entrance Fees

$3 per person

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under)

The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the centerpiece 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.

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, bluegill 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 an 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.

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).

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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Water park fun at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Water park fun at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Boardwalk at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Boardwalk at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Modern cabins sit over Poverty Point Reservoir
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Modern cabins sit over Poverty Point Reservoir
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Camper and RV camping and Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Camper and RV Parking and Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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Pick your style of fishing, whether tossing out a line from the pier or heading out in a boat
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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
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The North Marina Complex includes boat slips, a boat launch, beach area, and a store

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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 38-42)  (Campsites area map)

45 Premium Campsites

$33/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$30/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Include water, electrical and sewerage hookups
9 Improved Campsites

$28/night plus tax, Fri-Sat
$25/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Apr-Sept
$20/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs, Oct-Mar

Includes water and electrical hookups
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes

Available through the National Park Service.

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).

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.  (Cabins & lodge area map)

Deluxe Cabins

$150/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$175/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 Lodge

$155/night plus tax, Sun-Thurs
$210/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/day

3 available; Maximum Occupancy of 40 people, each. *Units are equipped with grills/ fire rings.
Meeting Room

$100/day plus tax

Capacity is 50 people for both Conference and Theatre set-ups
Other Rates
Use of Personal Golf Carts on State Park Property

$10/cart per day

$100 annual permit available.

Proof of cart insurance required; must be operated by a licensed driver.
Flat Bottom Boat Rentals

$20 per day

Includes 2 paddles and 3 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
Canoe Rental

$7 per hour or
$35 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

Trails at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

  • 1/2-mile Walking Trail

 

Birding

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.