POVERTY POINT STATE HISTORIC SITE

LOCATION: Louisiana
HIKE STARTS: Visitor’s Museum
HIKE ENDS: Visitor’s Museum
TOTAL DISTANCE: 2.60 miles
HIKE TYPE: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy
TRAILS USED: Poverty Point Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight

MORE INFORMATION:
Poverty Point State Historic Site
6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, Louisiana 71266
318-926-5492
1-888-926-5492

HIGHLIGHTS: 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.

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