Basic Info about the Park
The Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is 2,700 acres across two sites just north of Delhi.
Poverty Point is our favorite state park! It’s a great fishing spot whether you’re working from the docks, a boat, or in the case of eagles and ospreys, the sky.
You’ll find all kinds of water birds here: herons, egrets, killdeer, swallows, cormorants, gulls, and terns. In warmer weather (i.e. 11.5 months of the year), you’ll find snakes, turtles, and various bugs here, too.
The trails are easy to walk, and the park is so large that it’s easy to find a quiet place to nature watch.
Our favorite place at the park is the South Landing, where you can watch eagles soar across the sky and pelicans skid across the water, but we also enjoy the North Marina, especially when the beach is closed in the winter. You’ll find loads of terns and gulls there during the cooler months.
By The Numbers
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Canada Geese & Snowy Egret
Diamond-backed Water Snake
More about How You Can Enjoy the Park
This park is open 365 days a year and is $3 per person (unless you’re under 4 or over 61). Hours of operation are a little confusing. The gate opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. The Entrance Station opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and days before holidays.
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You can find public restrooms in the shop at the North Marina and just before the fish cleaning station at the South Landing.
Visually impaired folks, even those with other mobility problems, will find this park easy to use. The main section of the park has an open trail that loops around near the Marsden Mounds and is very accessible. Some trails that jut off into the brush may be difficult because of uneven ground, but most of the trails are flat and easy to walk on.
Learn more about the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park at the official website.
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