Poverty Point State Historic Site - Member Hike

Hike Name: Poverty Point State Historic Site
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
Nearby Town: Pioneer
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From I-20, take the Delhi exit and travel north of LA 17, east on LA 134 and north on LA 577.
Total Hike Distance: 2.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Visitor's Museum
Trails Used: Poverty Point Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Poverty Point State Historic Site
6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, Louisiana 71266
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This loop hike circles the earthworks of Poverty Pointe State Park and includes a modearate climb up Mound A, which is the highest point in the park. The site features ancient Native American earthworks which date back to 12 centuries before the birth of Christ. The park museum has an audio-visual presentation and numerous artifacts found on the site. An archaeological laboratory, picnic areas, an observation tower, restrooms are also located on the property.



47,200 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Poverty Point State Historic Site - April 18, 2006 April 18, 2006 3 stars 1 hour BirdShooter


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